Elite Performances

Men’s World’s Best Marathon Time Set by a Kenyan

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Dennis Kipruto Kimetto has run 2:02:57 to win the 2014 Berlin Marathon, taking 26 seconds off the previous World Record and becoming the first man under 2:03, beating the ineligible 2:03:02 set at Boston in 2011. He is Kenyan, as is the second place getter with the third placed runner being Ethiopian.

The Ethiopia-Kenya corner of the world has produced an extraordinary proportion of top male and female marathoners in the last twenty years. This article at sportsscientists.com/ shows that ...

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