Sunday 28th 2014 will be remembered as the day when Dennis Kimetto was the first man in history to run a marathon in less than 2 hours and 3 minutes.
Berlin seems to draw world records like a magnet. Last year already, the world record was broken in Berlin by Wilson Kipsang who finished the marathon in 02:03:23.
The second place went to Emmanuel Mutai who also went faster than the previous world record. He crossed the finish line in 02:02:13. Abera Kuma took the third place in 02:05:56.
Dennis Kimetto knows the German Capital well. He had finished at the second place in the 2012 Berlin Marathon and also won that year the Berliner Halbmarathon and BIG 25 Berlin during which he broke the world record for the 25 km. In this year’s race, he ran 48 s faster than his previous personal best set in Chicago last year.
In the women’s race, Tirfi Tsegaye topped the podium with a time of 2:20:18. The second and third places went to Feye Tadese (2:20:27) and Shalane Glanagan (2:21:14).
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