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2.02.57 New marathon world record


Dennis Kimetto obtains for the first time a record under 2 hours and 3 minutes at the Berlin Marathon


Yesterday Sunday, all eyes were focused in Berlin. The marathon of the city, the world fastest historically, once again was expecting for the record of 2.03.23 obtained by the Kenyan Kipsang to be improved. And it was so, his fellow countryman Kimetto sliced 27 seconds off this record, becoming the first runner in the world to obtain a record under 2 hours and 3 minutes in this distance. In the feminine category, the victory was for the Ethiopian runner Tirgi Tsegaye who crossed the finish line in 2.20.18.