The record was set by Eliud Kipchoge, one of the leaders of the world marathon.
On September 16, the 45th BMW Berlin Marathon took place in Berlin. The first place in the 42.2 km distance was taken by Kenyan runner Eliud Kipchoge, who set a new world record - 2:01:39. The previous world record was also recorded in Berlin in 2014.
Then compatriot Kipchoge Dennis Kimetto finished with a score of 2:02:57. This year, Kipchog confidently led throughout the race. Amos Kipruto came running the second (2:06:22), Wilson Kipsang came the third (2:06:47).
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Kipchoge is the Rio 2016 Olympic champion in the marathon and the holder of an unofficial record at this distance (2:00:25), established by as part of the Nike Breaking2 project.
Among women, Kenyan Gleydis Cherono was the first to finish with a score of 2:18:11 - this is the new women's record of the Berlin marathon. The second was Aga Ruti (2:18:34), the third was Tirunesh Dibaba (2:18:55).