Eliud Kipchoge breaks world marathon record

Eliud Kipchoge breaks world marathon record

By Joshua Cheloti

 

The 37-year-old long-distance runner set the new record during the 2022 Berlin Marathon on Sunday, September 25, 2022.

Kipchoge already tagged as the greatest marathoner of all time clocked 2:01:09 to win the race and set a new record.

The win also puts him level with Ethiopia’s retired marathoner Haile Gebrselassie, in terms of the number of times they have been crowned Berlin Marathon champions.

They both have four champions each on their name.

Eliud Kipchoge’s previous wins at the Berlin Marathon were in 2015, 2017 and 2018.

He finished second in 2013.

Following his historic win, President William Ruto led Kenyans in congratulating him.

In a post on his verified Facebook page, Ruto said Eliud Kipchoge’s win confirms his status as the king of marathon.

“The greatest has done it again; breaking the world record! Congratulations Eliud Kipchoge for winning the Berlin Marathon for the fourth time. You are truly the King of the Marathon. #berlinmarathon #berlinlegend #worldrecord,” the Head of State said in the post.

Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga also took to his social media pages to congratulate the Kenyan marathoner.

“You were already arguably the best marathoner, and now you’ve taken your domination of the distance notches higher. A great precision run flawlessly executed once more, breaking the world record. Congratulations Eliud Kipchoge. Keep flying our high,” Odinga posted on his Facebook page.

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