Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge Smashes World Marathon Record in Berlin
Kenyan Marathoner Eliud Kipchoge has set a new world record.
On Sunday, the star athlete became the first to clock in a time of two hours, one minute 39 seconds in Marathon history, BBC reports.
The new record beats Dennis Kimetto‘s 2:02:57 in Berlin back in 2014.
Sharing his excitement at the new record, Eliud Kipchoge, 33, said “I lack words to describe this day.”
“I am really grateful, happy to smash the world record.” The Olympic champion also shared on Twitter:
What an amazing day!
I want to thank my coach Patrick Sang, my team mates, my management, Nike and NN. A special thank you to my fans for your support! pic.twitter.com/uCh2wCh3sQ
— Eliud Kipchoge (@EliudKipchoge) September 16, 2018