BERLIN MARATHON 2023: ASSEFA WORLD RECORD 2.11.53. KIPCHOGE FIFTH WIN
BERLIN MARATHON 2023: ASSEFA WORLD RECORD 2.11.53. KIPCHOGE FIFTH WIN. Our Marathon section bring us today the news from Germany where Assefa got a world record, as well as the adventure of Eliud Kipchoge with an unprecedented fifth victory in the men’s race.
BERLIN MARATHON 2023:
ASSEFA BREAKS HISTORY. 2.11.53
Tirgist Asefa achieved a victory from start to finish, breaking the world record with a stratospheric time. 2:11:53. She lowered the record in each of his pace times, in each kilometer, until she achieved a stratospheric record.
BERLIN MARATHON 2023:
Eliud Kipchoge created history with his fifth BMW Berlin Marathon title
The Kenyan icon of the sport added to his previous victories in the German capital in 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2022 to move one clear of Haile Gebrselassie with yet another imperious display. Passing halfway in a blistering 1:00:22 Kipchoge kicked clear of the opposition just after 30km and successfully repelled the late-charging Vincent Kipkemoi to clinch a 31-second victory and a place in the history books.
An elated Kipchoge said: “I came here to make history and I am proud to be the first athlete to win Berlin Marathon 5 times. It is a special place for me and I want to thank all the spectators for the amazing support, I hear it all and it drives me to push myself. I get inspired to see so many people from around the world run together, let’s all unite through running.”
Adding a super fast time of 2:02:42 to his list of accomplishments, Kipchoge now holds five out of ten fastest marathon times ever run, including a world record of 2:01:39 in 2018 and a world record of 2:01:09 in 2022.
Eliud Kipchoge added yet another chapter to his matchless career by running a world record time of 2:01:09 thanks to a mesmeric display of distance running at the BMW Berlin Marathon today.
The 37-year-old Kenyan scalped a further 30 seconds from his former world record set four years ago (2:01:39) in the German capital and he also claimed a record-equalling fourth BMW Berlin Marathon victory. For the first 24k of the race, Kipchoge had the help of NN Running Team athletes Noah Kipkemboi and Moses Koech who ran as his pacers.