Eliud Kipchoge has won the 2022 Berlin Marathon in a new World Record of 2:01:09.
Kenyan distance running legend Eliud Kipchoge has set a new world record on a mild morning on the streets of Berlin. The pace was fast from the outset as Adola and Belihu decided to go with Kipchoge. Each kilometer split in the initial stages were much faster than anticipated as it was clear that Kipchoge was aiming for the holy grail of a competitive sub 2 marathon.
The blistering opening half took its toll in the second half as a tiring Kipchoge struggled without the pacers, and was unable to maintain his record splits.
Kipchoge earned his 15th win in 17 career marathons to bolster his claim as the greatest runner in history over the marathon.
His race was not ideal. 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. He still won by 4:49 over Kenyan Mark Korir.
Eliud Kipchoge 𝗖𝗢𝗡𝗧𝗜𝗡𝗨𝗘𝗦 to defy human limits.
He wins his fourth Berlin Marathon title, running a new world record of 2:01:10*
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— TCS London Marathon (@LondonMarathon) September 25, 2022