Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya wins Berlin Marathon

AP , Sunday 27 Sep 2015

Eliud Kipchoge
Winners Eliud Kipchoge, left, and Gladys Cherono, right, both from Kenia pose for the media during the medal ceremony for the 42nd Berlin Marathon in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015 (Photo: AP)

Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya won the Berlin Marathon on Sunday in a personal best time of 2 hours, 4 minutes and 1 second.

Despite developing problems with his insoles around the 20K mark, Kipchoge finished comfortably ahead of compatriot Eliud Kiptanui in second on 2:05:22 and Feyisa Lilesa of Ethiopia in third in 2:06:57. All times were official.

Kipchoge shaved three seconds off his previous personal best time and 41 seconds off the previous fastest mark of the year that he set at the London Marathon on April 26.

Conditions were ideal on a cool, crisp autumn morning in Berlin. More than 41,000 runners from 131 countries were registered to run.

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