Kenya’s, Eliud Kipchoge reached a milestone in his career, smashing a marathon world record and setting a new record of 2:01:39 to win the 45th edition of the BMW Berlin Marathon in Germany.
The world record has now officially been broken for the sixth time. The previous record was set by Kenya’s Dennis Kimetto at the BMW Berlin Marathon with a time of 2:02:57 at the IAAF Gold Label Road Race on Sunday 28th September, 2014.
Kipchoge made it to the finish line in 2 hours, one minute and 39 seconds. Amos Kipruto and Wilson Kipsang secured a Kenyan 1-2-3 finish – crossing the finish line at 2:06:23 and 2:06:48 respectively.
In the Women’s race, Kenya’s Gladys Cherono crossed the finish line first in two hours, 18 minutes and 11 seconds to win the women’s race at the 45th edition of the BMW Berlin Marathon.
Ethiopian duo, Aga Ruti and Tirunesh Dibaba finished second and third – clocking 2:18:34 and 2:18:55 respectively. Another Kenyan, Edna Kiplagat finished fourth in 2:21:18.