Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge is the new marathon World record holder.
Kipchoge broke the previous world record by compatriot Dennis Kimetto by a massive one minutes and 16 seconds, clocking 2 hours, 01 minute and 39 seconds to retain his BMW Berlin Marathon title on Sunday.
“It was hard, I ran my own race, I trusted my trainers, my programme and my coach. That’s what pushed me in the last kilometres.” Kipchoge said
The world record stayed in Kenyans hands again after Patrick Makau ( 2:03:38) in 2011, Wilson Kipsang (2:03:23) in 2013 and Dennis Kimettto (2:02:57) in 2014.
All the world records came from the Berlin .Race organizers initially timed Kipchoge a second slower but later corrected the time.
Shogo Nakamura of Japan narrowly missed setting a national record with a time of 2:08:16.