Eliud Kipchoge Smashes His Own Marathon Record

Finishes the Berlin Marathon in 2:01:09
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 26, 2022 1:00 AM CDT
Eliud Kipchoge Smashes His Own Marathon Record
Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge poses for media during the winners ceremony for the Berlin Marathon in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022.   (AP Photo/Christoph Soeder)

Eliud Kipchoge not only won the men's division in Sunday's Berlin Marathon, he beat the world record he himself set on the same course in 2018. The 37-year-old Kenyan runner, called the best marathon runner in the world, finished in 2:01:09, 30 seconds faster than his previous world record, NPR reports. The second-place winner was nearly five minutes behind the Olympic gold medalist, per the New York Times. Ethiopia's Tigist Assefa won the women's race in a course record of 2:15:37; the combined time of the winning runners made it the fastest Berlin Marathon ever. (More Eliud Kipchoge stories.)

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