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Eliud Kipchoge, Gladys Cherono shine at Berlin Marathon - Kenyans shower them with praise

SPORTS By Robert Abong'o | September 16th 2018
Eliud Kipchoge signals to the crowd during the race [Courtesy]

Kenyan runner Eliud Kipchoge has won the 45th edition of the BMW Berlin Marathon in Germany, breaking the world record at just 2:01:39.

The world record has now officially been broken for the sixth time.

Kipchoge blazed his way to the finish line in 2 hours, one minute and 39 seconds, eclipsing the record set by another Kenyan, Dennis Kimetto in 2014.

Kipchoge is now the sixth person to break the Berlin marathon World Record [Courtesy]

Amos Kipruto and Wilson Kipsang secured a Kenyan 1-2-3 finish – crossing the finish line at 2:06:23 and 2:06:48 respectively. 

In the women’s race, Kenya’s Gladys Cherono crossed the finish line first in two hours, 18 minutes and 11 seconds to win the women’s race at the 45th edition of the BMW Berlin Marathon.

Gladys Cherono in pure jubilation after the race [Courtesy]

Ethiopian duo Aga Ruti and Tirunesh Dibaba finished second and third – clocking 2:18:34 and 2:18:55 respectively.

Another Kenyan, Edna Kiplagat finished fourth in 2:21:18.

Kenyans took to social media to applaud the world record-breaker’s efforts, sending him heartwarming congratulatory messages as seen by Game Yetu:

 

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