At 37, Kipchoge Runs World Record 2:01:09 In Berlin Marathon

Two-time Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge on Sunday eclipsed his own world record in the Berlin Marathon
Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge crosses the line to win the Berlin Marathon in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge has bettered his own world record in the Berlin Marathon. Kipchoge clocked 2:01:09 on Sunday to shave 30 seconds off his previous best-mark of 2:01:39 from the same course in 2018. (AP Photo/Christoph Soeder)

At a glance

  • Kenyan marathon shaved 30 seconds off his previous best – 2:01:39 – set on the same course in 2018.
  • “My legs and my body still feel young,” Kipchoge said. “But the most important thing is my mind, and that also feels fresh and young. I’m so happy to break the world record.”
  • Ethiopia’s Tigist Assefa was the surprise winner in the women’s division with a courserecord of 2:15:37 – 18 minutes faster than her previous best

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