Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge became the best marathon runner ever when he won the eight marathon in nine races he has participated in when he won the 44th Edition of the BMW Berlin Marathon that was held on Sunday (24) in Germany Capital.
The Olympic champion won a rainy, humid Berlin Marathon but missed the world record by 35 seconds clocking 2:03:32, just missing the three-year-old record of 2:02:57.
The record that was set in 2014 by Kenyan Dennis Kimetto will still stand and might take a little longer to be brocken.
“I’m glad I beat Adola, I did not expect to fight against someone other than Bekele or Kipsang,” said Kipchoge.
“The conditions were not easy, because of the rain, but fortunately there was not too much wind.”
The two other men chasing the record Kenenisa Bekele and Wilson Kipsang faded at about 13 and 18 miles, respectively. They reportedly both dropped out.
Instead, the runner-up was surprise Ethiopian Guye Adola, who ran the fastest debut marathon ever on a record-eligible course in an unofficial 2:03:46.