Kenyan distance running star Wilson Kipsang broke the world marathon record on Sunday (29) at the 2013 Berlin Marathon. Kipsang crossed the finish line in 2:03:23 beating the record by 15 seconds.
"I think in the last few kilometres I had the feeling it was on and I was feeling strong," said Kipsang.
"My plan was to really push in the last few kilometres, I knew it would be a fight.
"I just wanted to make sure we had a good pace at the start and I knew the record was beatable.
"It was my first time racing here, it's a really nice course and a great city. I love it here!"
Previous world record belong to Kipsangs compatriot Patrick Makau who set it 2 years ago on the same coarse.
Eliud Choge (KEN) the former Olympic chamapion in 5000m took second with new personal best of 2:04:05 with another Kenyan Geoffrey Kipsang in 3rd 2:06:26.
In the women's race the Florence Kiplagat of Kenya won the Berlin marathon for the 2nd time in her career as she clocked 2:21:13 to win the race. Kiplagat won the Berlin marathon 2 years ago when she posted (2:19:44)
Kiplagats compatriot Sharon Cherop took 2nd 2:22:28. Germany's Irina Mikitenko breaking the words masters marathon record took 3rd in 2:24:54.
Men Top 10 Results
|1||» Kipsang, Wilson (KEN)||M30||Kenia||02:03:23||02:03:23|
|2||» Kipchoge, Eliud (KEN)||MH||Kenia||02:04:05||02:04:05|
|3||» Kipsang, Geoffrey (KEN)||MH||Kenia||02:06:26||02:06:26|
|4||» Chemlany, Stephen Kwelio (KEN)||M30||Kenia||02:07:44||02:07:44|
|5||» Kiptanui, Maswai (KEN)||MH||Kenia||02:08:52||02:08:52|
|6||» dos Santos, Marilson (BRA)||Brasil||02:09:24||02:09:24|
|7||» Ishikawa, Suehiro (JPN)||M30||Japan||02:10:24||02:10:24|
|8||» Kobayashi, Koji (JPN)||Japan||02:11:31||02:11:31|
|9||» Rui, Silva (POR)||M35||Portugal||02:12:16||02:12:16|
|10||» Jisa, Sisay (ETH)||M30||Ethiopia||02:12:17||02:12:17|
Women Top 10
|1||» Kiplagat, Florence (KEN)||Kenia||02:21:13||02:21:13|
|2||» Cherop, Sharon (KEN)||Kenia||02:22:28||02:22:28|
|3||» Mikitenko, Irina (GER)||Germany||02:24:54||02:24:54|
|4||» Kiprop, Helah (KEN)||Kenia||02:28:02||02:28:02|
|5||» Davila, Desiree (USA)||USA||02:29:15||02:29:15|
|6||» de la Rosa, Vianey (MEX)||Mexico||02:32:40||02:32:35|
|7||» Hayakawa, Eri (JPN)||Japan||02:37:45||02:37:45|
|8||» Stöcker, Nina (GER)||Germany||02:37:46||02:37:46|
|9||» Lee, Lizzi (IRL)||Ireland||02:38:09||02:38:09|
|10||» Gutierrez, Maria Yolanda (ESP)||Spain||02:38:18||02:38:18|