Kenyan runner Elliott Kipchoge has won the Olympic record for the marathon. The champion now considered the world’s best long-distance runner, achieved his title during his participation in the Berlin Marathon.
Kenyan Olympic champion Elliott Kipchoge has achieved a new world record in the Berlin marathon, more than a minute after the previous record in the German capital on Sunday.
The 33-year-old Kenyan runner, widely regarded as the best marathon runner of the modern era, managed to record two hours, one minute and 40 seconds in warm sunshine to smash the previous two hours, two minutes and 57 seconds recorded by Dennis Kimetto in Berlin in 2014.
“I was ready to run my own race early, so I was not surprised when I found myself alone (away from the other contestants),” said Kipchoge, gold medalist at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, who led the race after the first 100 meters. I am incredibly happy to be able to break the world record, and I never stopped believing in myself. ”
Kipchoge is the main marathon runner and has dominated his competition since his first participation in the Hamburg marathon in 2013 after a successful track on the track where he won the 2003 and 2007 gold medals in the 5,000m race, the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games and the Athens 2004 Olympic Games in the category itself.
Kenyan runners dominated the Berlin Marathon on Sunday, with second-placed Ammon Kiprotto at 2.06: 23 hours and Wilson Kipsang third, 15 seconds behind.
In the women’s case, Kenya’s Gladys Chesir Kiptagelai took the lead at 11: 2: 2.18, ahead of the two Ethiopians Roti Agha (2.18: 34) and Tirunesh Dibaba (2.18: 55).
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