Kenyan Runner Sets New Marathon World Record


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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