According to recent reports, on Sunday, Eliud Kipchoge, Kenya’s Olympic champion pulverized previous marathon world record with an unexpected run. According to reports from the Berlin marathon, Eliud Kipchoge did the unexpected by staggering some 78 seconds off last marathons record. According to reports, the previous record was among the best land records which has ever been recorded in the world marathon. He nevertheless conquered and took the crown. Kipchoge, who is a 33-year-old, who is seen as one of the greatest marathon runners of our modern era. Kipchoge, in the Berlin marathon ran on a sunny day within the flat inner-city course, officially and finished with a world time record of 2 hours, 1 minute and 39 seconds thereby smashing previous record set by Dennis Kimetto’s which stood since 2014 to date.
On the other hand, in the women squared, her Fellow Kenyan Gladys Cherono also won in the women’s race category recording the best time of the year at 2:18:11, thereby leaving two Ethiopians runners Ruti Again second and Tirunesh Dibaba who is a pre-race favourite runner at third place. According to reports from the event, Kipchoge’s run was considered as the greatest improvement in marathon mark following the Australian Derek Clayton who took almost an entire 2 and 1/2 minutes off this record in 1967. Kipchoge, a former world champion over 5,000 metres and also the world champion marathon gold medalist at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics since 2016 in a statement said that he lacks words on ways to describe the turn out of this day. He also added that he is really grateful and more so happy to smash and set a new world record.
In addition to his early statement, Kipchoge said that during his entire marathon run he missed this but he said that one can miss it twice but you can’t miss it thrice. In his closing statement he said that he is thankful to everyone who assisted him in Winning the title and more so smashing the world marathon record. Kipchoge however is still the legend after winning the 2015 and 2017 world marathon and more so the 2018 Berlin marathon where he slashed the previous world record.
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) September 16, 2018