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