Tomorrow marks a huge moment in sport, as Eliud Kipchoge will attempt to break the world record of 2:02:57 at the Berlin Marathon.

EliudAll eyes will be on Eliud as he attempts to push the human potential yet again. Earlier this year Eliud was 26 seconds from breaking the 2 hour barrier during ‘Breaking2’, the sub 2 hour marathon attempt at Monza in May.


This Sunday Eliud will be wearing a custom version of Nike Zoom Vaporfly Elite with a carbon fiber plate tuned for his specific performance needs and ‘Beyond the Limits’ inscribed on the lateral side, ‘EK’ on the medial side and a sockliner top cloth printed with his wife, daughter and sons’ names.

The shoe features Nike ZoomX foam for responsive cushioning and a full-length carbon fiber plate to increase stiffness and provide a sensation of propulsion. A 21-mm forefoot stack height and 9-mm offset are designed to minimize Achilles strain. The aerodynamic heel reduces drag while a Flyknit upper hugs the foot without adding weight.

EliudNow, this innovative shoe is able to deliver unrivalled performance benefits for every runner with its first-ever limited release in the same bright crimson colorway Kipchoge will wear this weekend.

The Nike Zoom Vaporfly Elite combines athlete insight with biomechanics analysis and cutting-edge engineering, radically redefining speed on the road for elite runners. The shoe was originally created and specifically tuned for the three athletes who attempted to break the two-hour marathon barrier as part of Nike’s Breaking2 challenge.