Eliud Kipchoge, the marathon world record holder, claimed his fifth victory in the BMW Berlin Marathon on Sunday.
Kipchoge crossed the finish line with a time of 2:02:42 cementing his status as one of the greatest marathon runners of all time.
He shared the podium with two athletes who appeared in their marathon debuts: 24-year-old Vincent Kipkemoi (2:03:13) of Kenya and 21-year-old Tadese Takele of Ethiopia (2:03:24).
Men’s top 10 results
- Eliud Kipchoge KEN 2:02:42
- Vincent Kipkemoi KEN 2:03:13
- Tadese Takele ETH 2:03:24
- Ronald Korir KEN 2:04:22
- Haftu Teklu ETH 2:04:42
- Andualem Belay Shiferaw ETH 2:04:44
- Amos Kipruto KEN 2:04:49
- Philemon Kiplimo KEN 2:04:56
- Amanal Petros GER 2:04:58
- Bonface Kimutai Kiplimo KEN 2:05:05
To be the first one winning the Berlin Marathon five times is something that I could only dream of. We have so much history together whereby I cannot put into words the feeling I get when running these streets. Thank you to all the fans out on the course today. pic.twitter.com/EUWYQoCPEN
— Eliud Kipchoge – EGH🇰🇪 (@EliudKipchoge) September 24, 2023
Ethiopia’s Tigist Assefa successfully defended her title annihilating the women’s world record by two minutes and 12 seconds for 2:11:52.
Assefa won the race by nearly six minutes to become the first woman in history to run under the 2:14, 2:13 and 2:12 marks.
She shattered the previous marathon world record of 2:14:04 held by Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei, set at the 2019 Chicago Marathon.
Assefa is only the second Ethiopian woman to win back-to-back Berlin Marathons, joining her compatriot Gete Wami, who won Berlin in 2006 and 2007.
Kenya’s Sheila Chepkirui held on for second place in 2:17:49, while Tanzania’s Magdalena Shauri ran a national record to take third place in 2:18:41.
Top 10 results
- Tigist Assefa ETH 2:11:52
- Sheila Chepkirui KEN 2:17:49
- Magdalena Shauri TAN 2:18:41
- Zeineba Yimer ETH 2:19:07
- Senbere Teferi ETH 2:19:21
- Dera Dida ETH 2:19:24
- Workenesh Edesa ETH 2:19:40
- Helen Bekele ETH 2:19:44
- Charlotte Purdue GBR 2:22:17
- Fikrte Wereta ETH 2:23:01