Eliud Kipchoge shatters marathon world record in Berlin

Eliud Kipchoge shatters marathon world record in Berlin

Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge crosses the line to win the Berlin Marathon in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge has bettered his own world record in the Berlin Marathon. Kipchoge clocked 2:01:09 on Sunday to shave 30 seconds off his previous best mark of 2:01:39 from the same course in 2018.

Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge has shattered his personal marathon world report, successful the Berlin occasion with a time of two hours, one minute and 9 seconds.

The 37-year-old’s ending time to win the race on Sunday was some 30 seconds sooner than his earlier world-best mark, set within the German capital 4 years in the past.

Kipchoge has now received 15 of his 17 professional marathons, together with two Olympic triumphs and 10 main titles. He was in a category of his personal right here, setting a blistering tempo alongside the flat, quick inner-city course from the beginning on a cool and overcast day.

Ethiopia’s Tigist Assefa unexpectedly received the ladies’ race in a course report of two hours, quarter-hour and 37 seconds – 18 minutes sooner than she had ever run earlier, and the third-fastest time ever for a girls’ marathon.

Kipchoge lined the primary 10km of the race in simply 28min 23sec and clocked 42min 32sec on the 15km mark, hinting he may get near a sub-two-hour time. The defending champion, Guye Adola, and his Ethiopian compatriot Andamlak Belihu managed to maintain tempo earlier than falling away within the second half of the race.

The chief was left on his person when the ultimate pace-setter dropped off at 25km, and slowed considerably in reaching the 30km mark in 1hr 25min 40sec. Kipchoge ran the primary half of the race in 59min 51sec, and the second half in 61min 18 sec – ending virtually 5 minutes forward of his Kenyan compatriot, Mark Korir.

Earlier than the race, Kipchoge had performed down his probabilities of setting a brand new benchmark in Berlin. “I at all times say I don’t name a world report however I wish to run an excellent race,” he advised BBC Sport Africa earlier this week.

“If all goes properly and it turns into both a private finest and world report, then I’ll rejoice. I don’t know my limits, really, in Berlin. However I’ll attempt to push myself. I don’t know the place the restrict is.”

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