Eliud Kipchoge won the Berlin Marathon. The Kenyan has emerged with great lap time of 2h04’01’’, the best time of the year ahead of compatriot Eliud Kiptanui (2h05’22’’) and the Ethiopian (2h06’55’’).
For the 30 year old Kipchoge, who won this year in London, it’s the fifth victory in six marathons in which he competed, and the fourth consecutive triumph. Junior world champion of cross in 2003, Eliud Kipchoge won, in the same year, the 5000 junior World Championships in Paris, and also boasts an Olympic silver and bronze.
In the marathon had a personal record of 2h04’05’’, realized in Berlin in 2013 just behind Kipsang. He had recently achieved three consecutive victories to Rotterdam and Chicago marathons in 2014 and London in 2015. He is definitely the best marathon runner currently in circulation.
In the women’s category Gladys Cherono and Aberu Kebede ran together until the final three kilometers when the Kenyan broke away and won in 2h19’25 “(world best time of the year) in front of the Ethiopian who closed in 2h20’48” and ahead of compatriot Hailu (2h30’19″).