Perennial marathon favorite Eliud Kipchoge set another world record at Sunday’s BMW Berlin Marathon. He inched closer to an official sub-2-hour time.
Eliud Kipchoge must look forward to the Berlin Marathon each year. It now seems like he wins the race every time he runs it, and he’s set two world records there in the last 4 years.
At Sunday’s race, the Kenyan broke his own existing mark. Kipchoge finished in 2:01:09 to set a new marathon world record. He beat his 2018 benchmark by 30 seconds, a 2:01:39 he ran at the 2018 Berlin Marathon.
But it was the Kipchoge show in Berlin. The win was the Kenyan’s fourth career gold on the circuit, which matches Ethiopian Haile Gebrselassie’s all-time course record, according to the BBC.