Ethiopian Tigst Assefa wins the Berlin marathon by breaking the discipline record

The 26-year-old athlete delivered a record performance this Sunday in Berlin.

Ethiopian Tigst Assefa smashed the women’s marathon world record late Sunday morning in Berlin, in 2h11:53, lowering the previous best mark of Kenyan Brigid Kosgei by more than two minutes (2h14:04).

At 26, Assefa thus becomes the first athlete under 2h12, and signs her second consecutive victory in Berlin, after her success last year in 2h15:37. At the time, she had achieved the record of the Berlin course, which is conducive to records.

Meanwhile, Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge won his fifth marathon in Berlin, becoming the most successful marathoner in the German capital.


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