Eliud Kipchoge sets new marathon world record in Berlin

Eliud Kipchoge crosses the start line

Ethiopian Ruti Aga finished runner-up on Sunday (2:18:34, #6 all-time), while pre-race favorite Dibaba was third in 2:18:55.

Cherono's time was the fourth fastest time in the history of women's marathon after Paula Radcliffe's 2:15:25, Mary Keitany's 2:17:01 and Dibaba's 2:17:56.

But the toast of the day belonged to Eliud, arguably the best marathoner to ever grace the sport.

Kipchoge kept up the pace to sprint through the Brandenburg Gate and complete a world record run that cements his reputation as one of the greatest runners of all time. "That's what I believed (breaking World Record) and I am happy for it".

"It was hard running alone, but I was confident. That's what pushed me in the last kilometres".

"I've run 2:00. I have run 2:01".

Man dies after shark attack in Cape Cod
Interested in Sharks? Add Sharks as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Sharks news, video, and analysis from ABC News. The man, described as being in his mid-twenties, was reportedly using a boogie board at the time of the attack.

Dybala will stay at Juventus until January and then move to Spain
Allegri should come to Palermo and try to win the Scudetto with us because it's easy to be a phenomenon at Juventus . He'll go because Juventus want to earn €100-120 million and I think he'll leave in January.

Trump administration will send an alert to your phone next week
Officials in Alaska want to hear from residents and what they think about the effectiveness of a national emergency system. The administration will send a test alert via radio and television broadcasters two minutes after the cell phone alert.

Ahead of the race, Kipchoge, the defending Berlin champion, denied wanting to have a crack at fellow Kenyan Dennis Kimetto's world record, saying he was merely after a personal best, but he left little doubt about his intentions when the starting gun fired in ideal running conditions in Berlin.

An ecstatic Kipchoge cut the tape with glee and excitement written all over his face, thumping his chest with both arms and letting out a scream that told just half the story of how much the record meant for him. "I am really grateful, happy to smash the world record". His face never showed any signs of fatigue or worry and by the Half Marathon point, he had run in 1:0046.

"So I want to thank everyone who has helped me", said Kipchoge, who had won in Berlin in 2016 and 2017. Past year he set the fastest ever time over the marathon distance on the Monza race track in Italy for Nike's Breaking2 project.

She hopes to come back to race next year and hopefully break the course record, or another record again.

With his 1:18 demolition of the previous record on Sunday- almost three seconds faster per mile than Kimetto's mark- Kipchoge has now reached a summit that seems befitting of a man who has rarely been challenged in the event. Usually stoic and reserved, he pumped his arms and crossed the finish line in 2:01:40 to cut one minute and 17 seconds off Kimetto's record.

Race organizers initially timed Kipchoge a second slower but later corrected the time.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top "United States readies for ‘big one" as Hurricane Florence approaches Carolinas
Sep 16, 2018 - 16:13
In South Carolina and inland parts of North Carolina, 5 to 10 inches of rain could fall, with 20 inches possible in some areas. The deadly storm surge, which will push ocean water into coastal communities, is at the top of everyone's mind.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top NYSC Scandal: Kemi Adeosun ‘Resigns’ As Nigeria’s Finance Minister
Sep 16, 2018 - 15:56
THERE was anxiety in Abuja on Friday over the continued status of Mrs Kemi Adeosun as Minister of Finance . Adeosun said she had accepted her fate.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Strawberry sabotage: WA not affected by needle contamination
Sep 16, 2018 - 15:11
Those strawberries sold after Thursday are said to have been from a later shipment and are safe from the threat. She added there was no reason to stop eating strawberries but the public needed to be aware of the incident.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Razer Phone 2 to be Unveiled October 10
Sep 16, 2018 - 14:30
If you thought this year's Razer phone would feature a significant redesign over last year's model, it seems you're out of luck. Razer , the gaming and peripheral company, has been rumoured to launch the second-generation gaming smartphone for a while now.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Hurricane Florence weakens, US East Coast still on high alert | Infographics
Sep 16, 2018 - 14:28
People in areas vulnerable to the unsafe hurricane, particularly those in coastal regions, have fled ahead of the storm. The storm was centred about 835 miles (1340 kilometres) southeast of Bermuda and moving west at 7 mph (11 kph).

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Florence 'unloading epic amounts of rainfall' in North Carolina
Sep 16, 2018 - 13:40
North Carolina's governor Roy Cooper said: "Know that water is rising fast everywhere, even in places that don't typically flood". The storm has already dumped up to 15 inches more on the Carolinas this morning.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top FDA Gets Tough on Juul, Other E-Cigarette Makers
Sep 16, 2018 - 13:15
According to the company's website , the mission of JUUL products is to improve the lives of the world's 1 billion adult smokers. It also announced a new social media policy that features adult smokers - not models - and their stories of switching to Juul.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top How Waffle House Will Help Determine How Bad Florence Is
Sep 16, 2018 - 11:11
YELLOW: limited menu - no power or only power from a generator, or food supplies may be low. "Plan ahead and be safe". The index turns red when Waffle House is closed. "When the location has been forced to close, the index is red ".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Liverpool fans spotted what kept happening with Mane and Salah against Tottenham
Sep 16, 2018 - 11:00
Yes, we learned, the experience was that one game can be completely different to another. " Gary should come over and tell me how that exactly works ", Klopp told a press conference.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top EPL: Man United beat Watford to ease pressure on Mourinho
Sep 16, 2018 - 10:15
But like he's done many times previously, David De Gea came to United's rescue with a stunning save in the 94th minute. I feel a bit frustrated because we had everything in the first half. "So we have got to give Marcus time to develop".

National Hurricane Center Updates Current Status of Tropical Storm Florence
Sep 16, 2018 - 10:12
Rain-soaked furniture workers helped him quickly empty more than 1,000 mattresses from a warehouse in a low-lying strip mall. But with half of the storm still out over the Atlantic, Florence continued to collect warm ocean water and dump it on land.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top US Border Patrol agent charged in two-week killing spree
Sep 16, 2018 - 09:44
The Texas Department of Public Safety, whose Texas Rangers are investigating, did not return several messages seeking comment. US Customs and Border Protection issued a statement saying that it was fully cooperating with the investigation.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top BMW's self-driving motorcycle isn't as scary as you might think
Sep 16, 2018 - 09:31
Part of the "ConnectedRide" program, the motorcycle starts its own engine, sets off, rides on its own without any assistance. BMW Motorrad has unveiled an autonomous motorcycle that is cooler than most of the autonomous cars that are out there.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Russian President Supervises Military Maneuvers Vostok 2018
Sep 16, 2018 - 08:16
They involve almost 300,000 Russian troops along with 1,000 Russian aircraft and 36,000 tanks and other combat vehicles.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Woodward: I'll release tapes of book interviews if source asks me to
Sep 16, 2018 - 07:29
Trump's comments followed his negotiations with el-Sissi to secure the release of charity worker Aya Hijazi, the book says. The book sold more than 750,000 copies on its first day of publication and broke Simon & Schuster's preorder sales record.