Eliud Kipchoge clocks 2:01:09, betters his own world record in Berlin Marathon

Star runner Eliud Kipchoge has bettered his personal world file within the Berlin Marathon on Sunday.

The Kenyan runner, who can also be a two-time Olympic champion, clocked 2 hours, 1 minute, 9 seconds to shave 30 seconds off his earlier greatest mark of two:01:39 set on the identical course in 2018.

Kipchoge set off at a livid tempo on Sunday, masking the primary 10 kilometers in simply 28:23 and clocking 42:32 on the 15k-mark, hinting at a sub two-hour try. His world record-breaking run was his fifteenth win in 17 marathons.

A portrait of Eliud Kipchoge is depicted on the participant medals of the Berlin Marathon that are saved within the end space in the course of the Berlin Marathon in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. (AP Picture/Christoph Soeder)

The Berlin marathon course is taken into account the quickest on the planet due to the flat clean roads. Kipchoge’s file on Sunday was the twelfth time a marathon world file has been set in Berlin. Of those three have been by girls.

In October 2019, Kipchoge grew to become the primary human being to run a sub two hour marathon in Vienna. Nonetheless, it didn’t rely as an official world file as a result of he was the one competitor and was aided by a revolving group of tempo makers. There have been additionally laser guided lights serving to him sustain with the time wanted to clock beneath two hours and markings on the observe which confirmed the quickest path. The circuit alongside the Danube river was chosen as a result of it was flat and near sea degree.

Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge celebrates after successful the Berlin Marathon in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. (AP Picture/Christoph Soeder)

In Vienna he was carrying a Vaporfly shoe made by Nike which was not in the market yet.

Final yr Kipchoge established himself as one of many biggest ever when he defended his Olympic title in Sapporo, the venue on the Tokyo Video games.

Kipchoge nonetheless trains in Kaptagat, a distant village within the south western a part of Kenya. At an altitude of 2400 metres it’s the go to traning base for Kenya’s quickest center and lengthy distance runners. Kipchoge stays together with different runners in a dormitory-like lodging.


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