Eliud Kipchoge smashed the World Marathon Record clocking 2:01:39
33-year-old Eliud Kipchoge from Kenya smashed the world marathon record in Berlin today (September 16) clocking 2:01:40, breaking the record by over a minute. According to Willie Korir reporting from Kenya, "the pace was so high. Eliud started well and maintained 2:55/k pace. Two of the pacers dropped at 14k. Sammy Sitwara, Kipkemboe and Boit remained up to 25k. Eliud was alone from 25k to the end. It is a big celebration all over Kenya especially in his home town of Kapsabet and in Eldoret, home of Champions." Amos Kipruto (2:05) passed Wilson Kipsang to place second and Wilson placed third (2:08). Gladys Cherono set a course record clocking 2:18:11. Second woman was Rutiaga 2:18:34 and Trunesh Dibaba 2:18:55.
posted Sunday September 16th