Eliud Kipchoge raises his arms (Photo: AP)
Sunday, September 16, 2018
The Berlin Marathon has a winner – he comes from Kenya. Olympic champion Kipchoge is the first to reach the finish at the Brandenburg Gate and surprises the experts with a new world record. The women also have a historic race.
Superstar Eliud Kipchoge ripped his arms up after his sensational run and enjoyed the cheers of the astonished spectators. The Kenyan finally had it and crowned his third victory at the Berlin Marathon with a fantastic world record. The 33-year-old Olympic champion lived up to his role as a favorite, setting the pace right from the start and racing through the finish in an incredible 2:01:39 hours on the road on 17 June – a great moment for athletics. At first ideal weather conditions Kipchoge was 1:18 minutes faster than his compatriot Dennis Kimetto four years ago on the same course. At the same time, he is now the first to complete the classic 42.195 kilometers in under 2:02 hours. Kimetto was the first in 2:03 hours in 2:02:57 in 2014. World Records of Marathon Men 30.05.1969 Antwerp: Derek Clayton (Australia) 2:08:33 6.12.1981 Fukuoka: Rob de Castella (Australia) 2:08:18 21.10.1984 Chicago: Steve Jones (United Kingdom) 2:08 : 05 20.04.1985 Rotterdam: Carlos Lopes (Portugal) 2:07:12 17.04.1988 Rotterdam: Belayneh Dinsamo (Ethiopia) 2:06:50 20.09.1998 Berlin: Ronaldo da Costa (Brazil) 2:06:05 24.10. London: Khalid Khannouchi (USA) 2:05:38 28.09.2003 Berlin: Paul Tergat (Kenya) 2:04:55 30.09.2007 Berlin: Haile Gebreselassie (Ethiopia) 2:04:26 28.09.2008 Berlin: Haile Gebreselassie (Ethiopia) 2:03:59 25.09.2011 Berlin: Patrick Makau (Kenya) 2:03:38 29.09.2013 Berlin: Wilson Kipsang (Kenya) 2: 03:23 2014-09-28 Berlin: Dennis Kimetto (Kenya) 2:02:57 2016-09-16 Berlin: Eliud Kipchoge (Kenya) 2:01:39 "I was perfectly prepared and just wanted to run my race and now I'm so thankful and happy, "said the winner. Second was Kipchoges compatriot Amos Kipruto (2:06:23 hours) ahead of former world record holder Wilson Kipsang (Kenya / 2: 06: 48). In the slipstream of his initially three Pacemaker Kipchoge immediately struck a hell of a pace and had already after nine miles a lead of nine seconds on pursuers Kipsang.Dickes prize money for marathon millionaireThe half marathon mark he passed in 61:06 minutes – there he was already 39 seconds faster than Kimetto in his record race. While Kipchoge continued to attack, Kipsang broke in at kilometer 25 first – even as a third, he lost more than five minutes to the winner. In addition to the abundant entrance fee Kipchoge, by the sport already millionaire, can look forward to a whopping premium of 120,000 euros : 50,000 euros for the world record, 40,000 for the win and 30,000 euros in addition as a bonus for his time under 2:04 hours. His average speed is amazing: 20.81 kilometers per hour km / h – that would be 422 x the 100 meters in each case about 17.3 seconds. Kipchoge made at the 45th edition of the classic marathon for the already eighth men's world record in Berlin for 20 years. The last seven all fell on the fast capital course. For the fourth time in a row, a runner from the Kenyan highlands set the record. After Patrick Makau (2011), Kipsang (2013) and Kimetto (2014), Kipchoge succeeded. Twice Kipchoge had failed in the attack on Kimetto's time. In 2015, he was hampered by broken running shoes with slipping insoles; In the previous year, rain, wind and wet roads prevented the coronation – only 35 seconds were missing to Kimetto's fabulous time.Also women use turboKipchoge, who lives with his wife and three children in Eldoret, even had the marathon in 2:00:25 hours unpacked – but under laboratory conditions. In the project "Breaking2" of the sporting goods manufacturer Nike he ran on May 6, 2017 on the Formula 1 circuit in Monza, although the fastest time ever, the World Athletics Federation IAAF but did not recognize them as a world record. Among other things, because in the race in each round the pacemakers were replaced. More on the subject German top runners were sought one month after the athletics
EM in the starting field in vain. Best German was a 41-year-old: The Wolfsburg Valentin Harwardt came in 2:19:54 hours as 26th finish. For the first time remained three women in the same marathon race under 2:19 hours and thus under the 13-year-old track record of the Japanese Mizuki Noguchi (2:19:12). The 35-year-old Kenyan Gladys Cherono secured the victory in the world best time of 2:18:11 hours ahead of the two Ethiopians Ruti Aga (2:18:34) and Tirunesh Dibaba (2:18:55), the top favorites was started. "I felt great this morning and I was sure I could do my personal best," said the winner.