Ballarat marathon runner Julian Spence has been training in New York in the lead up to the Berlin Marathon.
Last year Spence finished as the third Australian across the line and 32nd athlete overall in the annual distance event in Germany.
Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge will return to defend his title.
Spence won his fourth consecutive 44km men’s Great Ocean Road Marathon in May.
The Berlin Marathon takes place on Sunday.