Dennis Kimetto from Kenya has won World marathon record in Berlin. The 30 year old Kenyan is the first to run the marathon under 2h and 3 minutes. He overrun another Kenyan Emmanuel Mutai. Early this year, another Kenyan Wilson Kipsang had set the World record at 2h 3 minutes and 23 seonds.
Kenya's Dennis Kimetto won the race in two hours, two minutes and 57 seconds, becoming the fifth African to break the marathon World record with:
|Year||Time||Runner - Country||event|
|1988||2:06:50||Belayneh Dinsamo - Ethiopia||Rotterdam - Netherlands|
|1999||2:05:59||Khalid Khannouchi||Chicago - USA|
|2008||2:03:59||Haile Gebrselassie - Ethiopia||Berlin - Germany|
|2014||2:03:23||Wilson Kipsang - Kenya||Berlin - Germany|
|2014||2:02:57||Dennis Kimetto - Kenya||Berlin - Germany|
Apart from the African athletes, few other athletes from other countries have ever broken the marathon record. These include Sun Yun-bok from Korea in 1947, Sergei Popove from the Soviet Uniion in 1958, and Derek Clayton from Australia in 1969. Currently, African athletes from the East African countries of Kenya and Ethiopia appear to dominate the sport of marathon.
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