Marathon world record in Berlin

Kenya’s Olympic champion Kipchoge pulverized the marathon world record with a blistering run on Sunday.

Marathon world record in Berlin

Berlin (dpa) - Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya has set a new marathon world record with an official time of 2 hours 1 minute 39 seconds in Berlin, beating compatriot Dennis Kimetto's previous best by more than a minute.

Kipchoge was unchallenged in racing to victory and despite his pacemakers struggling to aid him, was soon on the verge of a colossal world record.

After going through halfway in just over 61 minutes, Kipchoge upped the pace for a ferocious negative split to shatter Kimetto's 2:02.57 hours from 2014 in Berlin.

The record confirms Kipchoge's status as the greatest marathon runner of all-time. He has lost only once over the distance and victories include the 2016 Olympic Games, three titles in London and three in Berlin.