2022 Berlin Marathon: Eliud Kipchoge breaks his own world record

Sunday, September 25th, 2022 12:17 | By
Eliud Kipchoge wins the Berlin Marathon in 2018. PHOTO/Getty Images.

Eliud Kipchoge once again proved that he's the best-ever Marathon runner on Sunday, September 25, when he broke his own world marathon record at the Berlin marathon.

Kipchoge, 36, crossed the tape in a time of 2:01:09 to smash his own world record (2:01:39) set in 2018 on the same course.

He had intentions of becoming the first man to run a sub-two-hour in a marathon and all was going according to script until the second half where he slowed and ran 61:18 enroute reclaiming the Berlin marathon.

Another Kenyan, Mark Korir, finished second in a time of 2:05:58 with Ethiopian Tadu Abade claiming the third spot in a time of 2:06:40.

The Berlin course has always been Kipchoge's favourite and he did not disappoint despite running almost half of the race alone.

The roads of German's capital have always been good hunting grounds for marathoners and it all began in 2003 when Paul Tergat became the first man to break the 2:05 barrier.

In 2014, another, Kenyan Dennis Kimeto ran 2:02:57 to break the record but that was lowered in 2018 when Kipchoge clocked 2:01:39 to claim the record and title.

Kipchoge's next major assignment will be yet another shot at winning a third straight Olympic marathon title.

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