BY SIMIYU WAKAJUANESS
Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge breaks the world record in Berlin. PHOTO/Courtesy
Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge has smashed fellow Kenyan Dennis Kimeto’s World Record of 2:02:57 today at Berlin Marathon.
The 33 year old Kenyan clocked 2:01:39s and has now won 10 out of the 11 World Marathons that he has ran in.
Kimeto’s record has been standing for four years since 2014.
Kipchoge was followed by other two Kenyans: birthday boy Amos Kipruto who was running in his second world marathon and former World Marathon Record holder Wilson Kipsang’ who smiled at third place.
In the women’s race, Kenya’s Gladys Cherono won the race on 2:18:11 to become a thee time champion.
No Kenyan female athlete has ever won three consecutive Marathon races.