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New records set as Kenya's Kipchoge, Cherono win Berlin Marathon races

IANS  |  Berlin 

Kenyan athletes and Gladys won their respective races on Sunday and set new records.

set a new world record in completed the course around the German capital with a time of 2 hours, 1 minute, 39 seconds, beating his compatriot Dennis Kimetto's 2014 time of 2:02:57, reports news.

"The winning time is official, and it is another second faster: 2:01:39 for Kipchoge! Congratulations!" tweeted the race's organizers after his provisional time was bettered by one second.

His compatriots and completed the podium coming second and third, with times of 2:06:23 and 2:06:48 respectively.

The women's race also proved victorious for Kenya, with clinching a win and a new course record with a time of 2:18:10.

She was followed by Ethiopian athletes Ruti Aga (2:18:34) and (2:18:55).

All three women beat the 2:19 record: "Never in the history of have three women broken 2:19 in one race!" tweeted the marathon.

Some 44,000 runners were signed up for Sunday's 42-kilometer (26-mile) marathon that culminates at the iconic Brandenburg Gate.

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First Published: Sun, September 16 2018. 16:22 IST
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