Kenenisa Bekele wins Berlin Marathon just missed breaking the world record by two seconds
Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele won the Berlin Marathon in 2:01:41, the second-fastest time in history, on Sunday.
Bekele, 37, missed Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge‘s world record, set in Berlin last year, by two seconds.
Kipchoge skipped Berlin this year to attempt a special sub-two-hour marathon in October in Vienna, not under record-eligible conditions.
Bekele is an Olympic and world champion and world-record holder at 5000m and 10,000m.
Ethiopian Ashete Bekere won the women’s race in 2:20:14.
posted Sunday September 29th