What an amazing day!
I want to thank my coach Patrick Sang, my team mates, my management, Nike and NN. A special thank you to my fans for your support! pic.twitter.com/uCh2wCh3sQ
— Eliud Kipchoge (@EliudKipchoge) September 16, 2018
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.
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.