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Kipchoge smashes world record at BMW Berlin Marathon

In his third victory at Berlin and his 11th marathon, the GOAT of marathoning set his first world record, while compatriot Gladys Cherono also wins for the third time, sets course record

He has done it–Eliud Kipchoge smashed Dennis Kimetto’s world record in the marathon by more than a minute, finishing in 2:01:39 in Berlin this morning.

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It was his third win at Berlin, and his 11th marathon. 

Fellow Kenyan Amos Kipruto finished second, in 2:06:24.

Wilson Kipsang, billed as Kipchoge’s nearest rival, finished in third place, in 2:06:48.

In an equally thrilling women’s race, defending champion Gladys Cherono of Kenya also won her third Berlin Marathon while setting a new course record, of 2:18:35. Ruti Aga of Ethiopia finished second, in 2:18:35, and Tirunesh Dibaba was third, in 2:18:56.

Kenya’s Edna Kiplagat, who finished fourth, unfortunately did not succeed at becoming the first able-bodied athlete in the world to finish on the podium in all six World Major Marathons.