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Kenya’s Kipchoge breaks marathon world record

Kipchoge celebrates as he wins the Berlin Marathon and breaks the World Record. Photo Reuters.

Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge has shattered his own marathon world record on Sunday, winning the Berlin race with a time of 2:01.09 seconds.

The result according to Reuters meant he shaved half a minute off his previous world best set in the German capital four years ago.

The 37-year-old, has now won 15 of his 17 career marathons, including two Olympic triumphs and 10 major titles.

“I planned to go out fast in the first half. It was a marvelous performance. My legs and my body still feel young, he said.

Kipchoge added that he was ”so happy to break the world record”.

Writing by Annabel Nwachukwu