Eliud Kipchoge, the world record-holder and two-time Olympic champion, once again proved his status as the greatest marathoner of all time by winning the 49th edition of the Berlin Marathon on Sunday.
Kipchoge successfully defended his title, completing the race in an impressive time of 2 hours, 02 minutes, and 41 seconds.
In a remarkable marathon debut, Vincent Kipkemboi, also from Kenya, finished second, showcasing his immense talent in the sport. Tadese Takele from Ethiopia, making his first appearance in the race, secured the third spot.
In the women’s race, Ethiopian athlete Tigist Assefa broke the women’s marathon world record, crossing the finish line in a remarkable time of 2 hours, 11 minutes, and 53 seconds.
This victory allowed Assefa to retain her Berlin Marathon title. Kenya’s Sheila Chepkirui finished in second place, demonstrating her exceptional performance.
It is worth mentioning that the previous women’s marathon world record of 2 hours, 14 minutes, and 04 seconds was set by Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei in the 2019 Chicago Marathon.