Eliud Kipchoge wins fifth title, Ethiopia's Assefa sets new women record in Berlin Marathon

World record holder Eliud Kipchoge.

World record holder Eliud Kipchoge has won his fifth at the Berlin Marathon as Ethiopia’s Assefa Tigst set a new record for women’s mixed-race world record.

Kipchoge, who made his sixth appearance at the German flagship 42km contest, won in 2:02:42. Ethiopia’s Haile Gebrselassie won four times.

He was followed closely by Kenyan debutant marathoner Vincent Kipkemoi finished second in 02:03:12.

Ethiopia's Tadese Takele came in third in 2:03:24. The two made their debuts in Berlin.

He is the current holder at 2:01.09 set at the course last year.

Kipchoge has won the Berlin Marathon races in 2022, 2017, 2018, and 2015. He finished second in 2013 when Wilson Kipsang set a then-world record 2:03.22.

In the women’s category, Ethiopia's Tigst Assefa broke the women's world record at the Berlin Marathon in 2:11:53.

This is against Brigid Kosgei’s record set for women running in a mixed-sex race, with a time of 2:14:04. Kosgei made the achievement on October 13, 2019, at the Chicago Marathon.

Kenya's Sheila Chepkirui finished second in Berlin Marathon after clocking 2:17: 50, missing to lower her personal best time of 2:17.39 she posted at the Valencia Marathon last December.