History as Eliud Kipchoge shatters his marathon world record in Berlin

History as Eliud Kipchoge shatters his marathon world record in Berlin

  • Eliud Kipchoge shaved a clean 30 seconds from his world record by setting a new one at the Berlin Marathon
  • Kipchoge used a time of 2:01.09 to bag his fourth win at the Berlin Marathon
  • Defending champion Guye Adola failed to keep up with Kipchoge's electric pace.

The world's greatest marathoner Eliud Kipchoge shattered his own World marathon record at the Berlin Marathon with a time of 2:01.09.

The previous world record stood at 2:01.39, which he set himself in 2018.

Eliud Kipchoge, Berlin Marathon, Guye Adola
Eliud Kipchoge poses with his new world record in Berlin. Photo by Tobias Schwarz.
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His closest challenger going into the race was Ethiopian Guye Adola. Adola, however, fell off the pace at the 15 kilometers mark, leaving Kipchoge to chase history.

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Kipchoge might have not run a race under two hours, but he has now equalled Haile Gebresellasie's record of four Berlin Marathon wins.

Kipchoge led the race from gun to tape, with three pacemakers guiding him for the first hour. He did the first leg of the race in less than an hour, sparking belief that maybe a sub-two-hour race was on the cards.

But the pace dipped after 22 kilometres leaving him on course to shatter his own record.

He completely obliterated the field, given that the second person, Mark Korir, finished with a time of 2:05. Tadu Abate from Ethiopia finished third.

Kipchoge now has won 15 races out of the 17 races he has participated in.

In the women's race, Ethiopia's Tigist Assefa set a course record with 2:15.37 to win the race.

Eliud Kipchoge send in an official invite to former USA President Barack Obama

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Sports Brief had earlier reported World marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge has sent out an invite to former United States of America President Barrack Obama. Kipchoge has communicated his desire to race against the former World leader.

The double Olympic champion was asked the one person he would love to race with, either dead or alive and he settled on Obama.

Obama served as US President for two terms before exiting office in 2017. He has Kenyan roots, having been born to a Kenyan father.

Source: SportsBrief.com