Kenyan runner Eliud Kipchoge breaks his own record at the Berlin Marathon.

2 hours 1 minute and 9 seconds. That’s how long it took Eliud Kipchoge to complete the 42.195 km Berlin Marathon. He broke the world record, which he already held. In 2018, also in Berlin, the Kenyan had set the record in 2 hours, 1 minute and 39 seconds. 

An extraordinary performance that seems almost inhuman on closer analysis. To realise how fast the athlete ran, you have to imagine the course divvied up into 100 m sections. To achieve Eliud Kipchoge’s time, you would have to run 100 m in just 17 seconds, and then keep on doing so 420 times in a row without stopping.

The runner, born in Kenya in 1984, is a two-time Olympic champion: in Rio in 2016 and in Tokyo in 2021. He is an extraordinary athlete who has won 17 out of 19 marathons in which he has participated since 2013. While apparently no track can resist the Kenyan runner’s strides, Berlin seems to particularly suit him. In seven years, he has led the Berlin Marathon four times, breaking the world record in his last two appearances, in 2018 and most recently in the 2022 iteration.

Perhaps this be motivation enough for those who would like to attempt the next edition of the Paris Marathon, in May 2023.

Source: www.en-vols.com


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