Eliud Kipchoge, the humble farmer from the Rift, just SMASHED the World Record by a cool 1min 18secs. Its the biggest improvement in marathon record over the last 50yrs. Its also his 3rd win in Berlin. Its a 1,2,3 win in the mens race.
Widely regarded as the greatest marathoner of all time, Kipchoge ran a time of two hours, one minute and 39 seconds to beat Dennis Kimetto’s world best of 2:02:57; set in Berlin back in 2014.
For 33-year-old Kipchoge, he will be walking away with over Ksh.10 million from the Berlin Marathon not to mention other prizes from his sponsors.
An additional prize of around 69,000 USD (Ksh.7 million) is also up for grabs to the champion who sets the world’s best time.
A show of strength, stamina, willpower as @EliudKipchoge produces a masterclass in long distance running to smash world record at #BerlinMarathon in a time of 2:01:40. Powerful, phenomenal display from an impeccable athlete, a legend. Amos Kipruto, Wilson Kipsang finish 2nd, 3rd. pic.twitter.com/1HJyOrq3SQ
— William Samoei Ruto (@WilliamsRuto) September 16, 2018
Congratulations @EliudKipchoge for breaking the world record at the #BerlinMarathon2018. I also congratulate his compatriots Amos Kipruto & Wilson Kipsang' for going out valiantly to bring a 1-2-3 victory for #TeamKenya. You are our heroes. Kenya🇰🇪 is proud of you. pic.twitter.com/qOuQoC5dZZ
— Uhuru Kenyatta (@UKenyatta) September 16, 2018