Kenyan Runner Sets New Marathon World Record

Dennis-Kimetto

Kenya’s Dennis Kimetto smashed the world record in the Berlin Marathon on Sunday making history by becoming the first man to break the 2hr 03min barrier.

The 30-year-old former farmer from Kenya’s Rift Valley region, delivered a new benchmark in human endurance and cemented the Kenyans’ total dominance of international road racing.

“As the race went on, I saw I could do it, I’m delighted to have won,” said Kimetto after the historical run.

Kimetto who took up running in his mid-20’s joined the training group of Geoffrey Mutai – a Boston, Berlin and two-time New York marathon champion.

In 2013, Kimetto won the Tokyo Marathon, setting a course record of 2:06.50, and then the 2013 Chicago Marathon in a course record of 2:03.45.

His lightning fast run of 2hr 02min 57sec was the second year running that the record had been broken in Berlin.

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