Eliud Kipchoge Sets New Mens Marathon World Record in Berlin

Eliud Kipchoge Sets New Men’s Marathon World Record in Berlin

Eliud Kipchoge crowned the 48th edition of the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON with a new men’s marathon world record of 2:01:09 seconds.

The 2022 Berlin Marathon took place on Sunday, 25th September on the principal streets of Berlin, Germany. The Berlin Marathon has been producing a lot of world records in recent years.

The men’s record has now been set nine times in Berlin, favoured by runners for its flat course.

Men’s World Records at Berlin Marathon

Name Time Country Year
Ronaldo da Costa 2:06:05 Brazil 1998
Paul Tergat 2:04:55 Kenya 2003
Haile Gebrselassie 2:03:59 Ethiopia 2007
Haile Gebrselassie 2:03:59 Ethiopia 2008
Patrick Makau Musyoki 2:03:38 Kenya 2011
Wilson Kipsang 2:03:23 Kenya 2013
Dennis Kimetto 2:02:57 Kenya 2014
Eliud Kipchoge 2:01:39 Kenya 2018
Eliud Kipchoge 2:02:09 Kenya 2022

The 37-year-old Kenyan thus improved his own best time, which he had run in Berlin 2018, by exactly half a minute. Eliud Kipchoge was at times even on course for a dream time of under 2:00:00 hours but was unable to maintain this fabulous pace.

“I am overjoyed to have broken the world record in Berlin. I wanted to run the first half so fast,” said Eliud Kipchoge.

His compatriot Mark Korir finished second in 2:05:58, with Ethiopia’s Tadu Abate third in 2:06:28. A strong eleventh place went to Haftom Weldaj (Hamburg LL), who improved to 2:09:06 to become the sixth fastest German runner ever. He also set a German best time for the year.

Top 10 Results

1. Kipchoge, Eliud (KEN) – 2:01:09
2. Korir, Mark (KEN) – 2:05:58
3. Abate, Tadu (ETH) – 2:06:28
4. Belihu, Andamlak (ETH) – 2:06:40
5. Kipchumba, Abel (KEN) – 2:06:49
6. Getachew, Limenih (ETH) – 2:07:07
7. Sonota, Kenya (JPN) – 2:07:14
8. Maruyama, Tatsuya (JPN) – 2:07:50
9. Kikutani, Kento (JPN) – 2:07:56
10. Chumba, Zablon (KEN) – 2:08:01

Full Results

By Athleticshour

Sekyere Richard has had a 10-year involvement in the sport of athletics. He holds a Diploma in Physical Fitness. Sekyere has experienced the sport as a middle/distance athlete, coach, and now journalist and blogger. Sekyere has published several articles on athletics from Ghanaian Athletics to World Athletics. He currently owns and manages the content and marketing development of Athletics Hour. "I am passionate about sports, love writing and interviewing, traveling, and meeting new athletes and coaches. I like to expose the hidden talents in the youth and I am always in search of talents across Ghana". I have volunteered in one of the biggest ultra-marathons in the world "The Elton Ultra Marathon in Russia. Covered many races in Ghana including ECOWAS CAA Region II Championship and multiple roads and track races in Ghana. In 2021, he launched the "Better Ghana Athletics Agenda", which will help support organisers, athletes and coaches in all directions.

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