Kenyan runner Eliud Kipchoge has broken his own men’s marathon world record in Berlin.
The 37-year-old Olympic champion crossed the line in a time of two hours, one minute and nine seconds. His time beat the previous by 30 seconds.
He had previously taken one minute 20 seconds off compatriot Dennis Kimetto’s 2014 record of 2:02.57 in Berlin.
Kipchoge, who has now won 15 of his 17 career marathons, ran the first half of the 26.2-mile race in 59 minutes, 51 seconds, prompting thoughts that he may become the first runner to break the two-hour mark in an official race.
He has run a marathon in under two hours, in Vienna in 2019. However, that was not recognised as the official world record because it was not in open competition and he used a team of rotating pacemakers.
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