Published: Sun, September 16, 2018
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Kenya's golden outing at Berlin marathon: Kipchoge smashes record, Cherono dazzles

Kenya's golden outing at Berlin marathon: Kipchoge smashes record, Cherono dazzles

Kenya's Gladys Cherono (right) and second placed Ethiopia's Ruti Aga celebrate after the women's category of the Berlin Marathon on September 16, 2018 in Berlin.

But the toast of the day belonged to Eliud, arguably the best marathoner to ever grace the sport.

Acclaimed as the greatest marathon runner of the modern era, Kipchoge has dominated marathon racing since making his debut in Hamburg in 2013 after a successful track career that saw him win world gold and silver (2003, 2007) in the 5000m and Olympic silver and bronze (2008, 2004) over the same distance.

"My target was to break he course record and improve on my personal best and I am happy I did it", said Cherono, who retained her title for her third success in Berlin.

"It was hard running alone, but I was confident".

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"It wasn't the plan because I thought I would go with my first pacemaker through 30 kilometers", Kipchoge said.

"I've run 2:00. I have run 2:01".

New York Times in a publication on Kipchoge wrote: "Elite distance runners generally run no more than two marathons each year".

The Olympic champion broke the record set by fellow Kenyan Dennis Kimetto in 2014 by 1 minute and 18 seconds.

Berlin debutant Amos Kipruto came second in 2:06:23, followed by a third Kenyan, former world-record holder Wilson Kipsang, who was 25 seconds behind. With already half a marathon behind him, the Kenyan nevertheless managed to run an incredibly quick time.

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Manuela Schar also set a world record while winning the women's wheelchair race in 1:36:53.

But, at the 30km mark Kipchoge was 52 seconds ahead of WR pace and the magic 2:02:57 mark was within sight again.

As the race progressed, it was now never a question of if, but when he would be breaking the World Record, for the seventh time in the same course, over the last 15 years.

The world record was previously held by Dennis Kimetto.

With his 1:18 demolition of the previous record on Sunday- almost three seconds faster per mile than Kimetto's mark- Kipchoge has now reached a summit that seems befitting of a man who has rarely been challenged in the event.

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