The Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge, the greatest runner of all time, achieved a new legendary feat this morning in Berlin by breaking his marathon world record.
Perfectly prepared, as usual, he started off on very high bases and, hold on tight, set off at a pace of 2’52min per kilometer, a crazy pace that he will keep for 42km.
Well informed, encouraged by the crowd, the Kenyan metronome did not falter before crossing the Brandenburg Gate, then the finish line in 2:01:09, a new historic mark for the distance.
Eliud Kipchoge wins this Berlin Marathon for the 4th time, equaling Haile Gebreselasie’s record, and enters a little more into the legend of the sport.
In 2018 he set the bar at 2h 01 min 39 sec this year record holder is strong and ignites Word Athletics.
HERE’S THE TOP 10 MEN:
1 Kipchoge, Eliud (KEN) 2:01:09
2 Korir, Mark (KEN) 2:05:58
3 Abate, Tadu (ETH) 2:06:28
4 Belihu, Andamlak (ETH) 2:06:40
5 Kipchumba, Abel (KEN) 2:06:49
6 Getachew, Limenih (ETH) 02:07:07
7 Sonota, Kenya (JPN) 02:07:14
8 Maruyama, Tatsuya (JPN) 02:07:50
9 Kikutani, Kento (JPN) 02:07:56
10 Chumba, Zablon (KEN) 02:08:01
In the women’s category, the race was won by the Ethiopian Tigist Assefa in the third fastest time in history (2 h 15 min 37 sec).