Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge smashed the marathon world record by clocking a time of two hours one minute 39 seconds in Berlin.
The 33-year-old took nearly one minute 20 seconds off the previous best, which was set by compatriot Dennis Kimetto when he ran 2:02:57 in Berlin in 2014.
“I lack words to describe this day,” said Kipchoge. “I am really grateful, happy to smash the world record.”
The women’s race was won by Gladys Cherono of Kenya in 2:18:11.
Kipchoge won the London Marathon for a third time earlier this year and is the Olympic champion over the distance. BBC
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