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Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge has smashed his own marathon world record, winning the Berlin Marathon in a time of two hours, one minute, and nine seconds.
The 37-year-old two-time Olympic champion sliced 30 seconds off the previous record he set in the German capital four years ago, cementing his status as one of the greatest runners of all time.
Sunday’s victory means Kipchoge has now won 15 of his 17 career marathons, including two Olympic gold medals and 10 major titles.
Mark Korir, who crossed the finish line four minutes and 49 seconds behind Kipchoge, completed a one-two finish for Kenya with Ethiopian Tadu Abate settling for third place.
Kipchoge has already declared his intention to become the first runner to win three Olympic marathon titles in Paris in 2024.
He also wants to win all six Abbott World Marathon Major races having already bagged four of them, only missing the Boston and New York City titles. He has three London marathon wins, four Berlin marathon victories, and one Chicago and Tokyo title respectively.
In 2019, Kipchoge became the first man to run the marathon in less than two hours in a race dubbed “INEOS 1:59 Challenge,” although that mark is not recognized as an official record.
Congratulations Kipchoge.You are indeed the GOAT.Folks the amazing thing is that, the second guy was almost 5 minutes behind! Woos and ahhhs cannot capture the greatness.Iam convinced that he will defend his Olympic title in Paris.
Again thanks for showing us that NO HUMAN IS LIMITED.Yes,we never know we can ;till we do it.Again thanks for making us proud.
Unfortunately this good sporting news in Kenya is dampened by another doping by an elite athlete this week.Right now Kenya has 49 athletes who have been banned in track and field events for doping.Ethiopia our long distance rivals only have 9.All i can say is that,this menace is an extension of corruption we see in Kenya.Many of those who have been caught doping claim that the risk it now worth it.Apparently it still is to some...Despite aggressive campaign against doping in Kenya, we had 4 athlete suspended for doping at the world championships,and the commonwealth games-barely a span of two weeks.Go figure...
And he has done it again ! Congrats and no human is Limited!!!