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
|Ronaldo da Costa||2:06:05||Brazil||1998|
|Patrick Makau Musyoki||2:03:38||Kenya||2011|
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