Eliud Kipchoge breaks Men’s World marathon record!!

Eliud Kipchoge during the Berlin Marathon. He broke the world record in a time of 2:01:40./PHOTO COURTESY

Kenyan athlete Eliud Kipchoge has broken the Men’s World marathon record in Berlin.

Kipchoge used 02:01:40 to cover 42km.

It was a double delight for Kenya as Gladys Cherono won the women record beating Ethiopia’s Tirunesh Dibaba who was eyeing the women world record currently held by Paula Radcliffe.

Gladys Cherono did not only win the women marathon but also broke the course record at 2:18:11.

Amos Kipruto came in second at 2:06:24 and Wilson Kipsang’ third at 2:06:48 in the men’s race.

The record was previously held by Kenyan Dennis Kimetto, who ran 2:2:57 in the 2014 Berlin Marathon.

Kipchoge promised to run his time best in the event held on Sunday and true to his word, he not only run his time best but broke the world record.