Eliud Kipchoge wins Berlin Marathon setting a new world record 2:01:09

Eliud kipchoge clocked 2 hours, 1 minute, 9 seconds to shave 30 seconds off his previous best mark of 2:01:39 set on the same course in 2018. [Twitter].

Two-time Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge on Sunday broke the World Record in Marathon after setting a new record in Germany.   

Kipchoge won the race in 2:01:09 over the gruelling 26.2 miles to set a new record at the Berlin Marathon In the process, breaking his own record he set four years ago at the same course.  

Kipchoge run the first half of the race in 59:51, almost a minute less than what he had asked for in his pace notes; 60:50.   

He had gone through the first 5km in 14:14 and cleared 10km in 28:23, well within his 2018 World Record. Kipchoge set the previous record time of 2:01:39 in the German capital.   

Kipchoge slowed over the second half, running 61:18 for the second half after going out in 59:51 for the first 13.1 miles.  

Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge crosses the line to win the Berlin Marathon in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge has bettered his own world record in the Berlin Marathon. Kipchoge clocked 2:01:09 on Sunday to shave 30 seconds off his previous best-mark of 2:01:39 from the same course in 2018. (AP Photo/Christoph Soeder)

The last pacemaker dropped off at the 25k-mark, leaving Kipchoge on his own, but Belihu remained on his heels.

Kipchoge slowed somewhat in reaching the 30k-mark in 1:25:40. Belihu was unable to keep up and followed 21 seconds behind before dropping further back.

He still won by 4:49 over Kenyan Mark Korir.who was second, nearly five minutes behind, followed by Ethiopian runner Tadu Abate. Belihu, who had stayed longest with Kipchoge, finished fourth in 2:06:40.

Eliud Kipchoge, center, waits for the start of the Berlin Marathon in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Christoph Soeder)

 

Following the win, the 37-year-old Kipchoge said: “My legs and my body still feel young, but the most important thing is my mind, and that also feels fresh and young. I’m so happy to break the world record.”

 Kipchoge became the first man to run the marathon in less than two hours in  INEOS 1:59 Challenge in 2019  in Vienna, Austria. 

Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge crosses the line to win the Berlin Marathon in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge has bettered his own world record in the Berlin Marathon. Kipchoge clocked 2:01:09 on Sunday to shave 30 seconds off his previous best-mark of 2:01:39 from the same course in 2018. (AP Photo/Christoph Soeder)

2022 Berlin Marathon top-10 results and notable finishers from men’s and women’s elite and wheelchair races. Full searchable results are below 

Men 

  1. Eliud Kipchoge (KEN) — 2:01:09 WORLD RECORD
  2. Mark Korir (KEN) — 2:05:58
  3. Tadu Abate (ETH) — 2:06:28
  4. Andamiak Belihu (ETH) — 2:06:40
  5. Abel Kipchumba (ETH) — 2:06:40
  6. Limenih Getachew (ETH) — 2:07:07
  7. Kenya Sonota (JPN) — 2:07:14
  8. Tatsuya Maruyama (JPN) — 2:07:50
  9. Kento Kikutani (JPN) — 2:07:56
  10. Zablon Chumba (KEN) — 2:08:01

DNF. Guye Adola (ETH) 

Women 

  1. Tigist Assefa (ETH) — 2:15:37
  2. Rosemary Wanjiru (KEN) — 2:18:00
  3. Tigist Abayechew (ETH) — 2:18:03
  4. Workenesh Edesa (ETH) — 2:18:51
  5. Meseret Sisay Gola (ETH) — 2:20:58
  6. Keira D’Amato (USA) — 2:21:48
  7. Rika Kaseda (JPN) — 2:21:55
  8. Ayuko Suzuki (JPN) — 2:22:02
  9. Sayaka Sato (JPN) — 2:22:13
  10. Vibian Chepkirui (KEN) — 2:22:21

 

Wheelchair Men 

  1. Marcel Hug (SUI) — 1:24:56
  2. Daniel Romanchuk (USA) — 1:28:54
  3. David Weir (GBR) — 1:29:02
  4. Jetze Plat (NED) — 1:29:06
  5. Sho Watanabe (JPN) — 1:32:44
  6. Patrick Monahan (IRL) — 1:32:46
  7. Jake Lappin (AUS) — 1:32:50
  8. Kota Hokinoue (JPN) — 1:33:45
  9. Rafael Botello Jimenez (ESP) — 1:36:49
  10. Jordie Madera Jimenez (ESP) — 1:36:50

  

Wheelchair Women 

  1. Catherine Debrunner (SUI) — 1:36:47
  2. Manuela Schar (SUI) — 1:36:50
  3. Susannah Scaroni (USA) — 1:36:51
  4. Merle Menje (GER) — 1:43:34
  5. Aline dos Santos Rocha (BRA) — 1:43:35
  6. Madison de Rozario (BRA) — 1:43:35
  7. Patricia Eachus (SUI) — 1:44:15
  8. Vanessa De Souza (BRA) — 1:48:37
  9. Alexandra Helbling (SUI) — 1:51:47
  10. Natalie Simanowski (GER) — 2:05:09
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