Eliud Kipchoge broke his own marathon world record when he finished in Berlin on Sunday in 2:01:09.
The Kenyan’s previous best was also set in Berlin in 2018 – he set a new record on Sunday, successfully shaving 30 seconds off that time.
Kipchoge last raced in March when he trailed the record by more than a minute in Tokyo, but was determined as he raced past Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate and gleefully crossed the finish line. completed the work.
“I’m happy with my preparation, I think I’m so fast because of the teamwork. Everything depends on the teamwork,” he said shortly after the big victory.
“It’s my family that inspires me and I want to inspire young people. Sport brings people together and that’s what motivates me.”
Kipchoge is the only person to complete the marathon in under two hours, a feat achieved three years ago on the professional circuit in Vienna.
This is not considered an official record as the time is not set in the official race, but it seems that it is possible for Kipchoge to hit such a time in a legitimate race as he is 30 seconds behind the record, which is the question soon place.
Asked if he would try to run the sub-two-hour marathon in Berlin in 2023, Kipchoge replied: “Let’s plan another day.
“I’m going to celebrate the record and have to realize what to expect. Just scrolling to see what happens.”
In the women’s race, Tigist Assefa won in 2:15:37, the third fastest women’s marathon in history.