If you have ever tried running, you can truly appreciate this performance.
Kenyan runner Wilson Kipsang set a new world record for running a 26.2-mile marathon at the 40th running of the BMW Berlin Marathon on Sunday. Mr. Kipsang ran the race in 2.03.38 seconds. The time shatters the previous record established two years ago, in the same race, by compatriot Patrick Makau.
There must be something special about this racecourse, as it is the eighth world record established on it over the past 15 years. Former world 50,000-meter track championEliud Kipchoge finished second in 2.04.05. Another Kenyan, Geoffrey Kipsang (no relation), came in third with a time of 2.06.26.
....Barely a month after Makau’s world record in Berlin, Kipsang, 31, won the Frankfurt Marathon 2011 in 2.03.42. He went on to win the London Marathon 2012, but was relegated to third in the Olympic race in London three months later. Now Kipsang is on top of the marathon mountain. And Berlin’s cachet of possessing the fastest marathon course in the world is again emphasized.