Eliud Kipchoge from Kenya breaks Berlin Marathon world record

The man from Kenya Eliud Kipchoge breaks Berlin marathon world record Sunday, winning the Berlin race in 2:01:39 beating the 2014 world record Dennis Kimetto.


The 33 year-old Kipchoge broke the previous world record by more than one minute. He is one of the greatest long-distance runners of his generation, won in Berlin in 2015 and 2017, posting a record of 2:04:00 and 2:03:32 respectively.

"I lack words to describe this day," said Kipchoge. " It was really hard, but I was truly prepared to run my own race. i had to focus on te work i had put in Kenya and that is what helped push me."

"They say you can miss it twice but not third time," he added, referring to his previous races in Berlin. Kepchoge will be rewarded $139,614 for his performance on Sunday, including  €50,000 for the world record, €40,000 for coming in first and a €30,000 bonus for keeping his time below two hours and four minutes.

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