Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge breaks his own Berlin Marathon world record

It is close to the symbolic bar of two hours. Eliud Kipchoge has accomplished a feat by beating this Sunday, September 25 his own world record in the Berlin marathon. The Kenyan covered the traditional 42.195 km in 2 hours, 1 minute and 9 seconds.

Considered the greatest marathon runner in history, Eliud Kipchoge, 37, set the world record at 2 hours, 1 minute and 39 seconds, four years ago, already in the German capital.

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To understand the feat of the marathon runner, the distance covered corresponds to running 100 meters in 17 seconds… And repeating this operation 420 times!

Double Olympic champion

The Kenyan had already completed a marathon in Vienna in 2019 in less than two hours: 1 hour 59 minutes and 41 seconds. But the record could not be approved because the race had been carried out in particular conditions.

Eliud Kipchoge is a double Olympic champion in Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo. Six months ago, he won the Tokyo Marathon and has already been crowned four times in Berlin in 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2022.

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