Eliud Kipchoge’s unbeaten performance at the Berlin Marathon.

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Eliud Kipchoge has set another world record by winning the Berlin Marathon for fifth time.

Kipchoge won the title by clocking 2:02:42 in Berlin on Sunday.

Kenyan Vincent Kipkemboi came in second after running for 2 hours 3 minutes and 13 seconds.

Ethiopia’s Tadese Takele came in third clocking 2:03:24. The two were Berlin Marathon debutants .

Kipchoge now becomes the first runner to have won the Berlin Marathon five times.

He is the current holder of the Marathon world record, which he had set with a finish time of 2:01:09.

Ahead of the race, Kipchoge stated that his main goal is to win three consecutive Olympic gold medals and that he believes running in Berlin is the best way to prepare for this.

Kipchoge claimed his first individual world championship title in 2003 by winning the junior race at the world Cross country championship and setting a world junior record over 5000 m on the track.

At the age of 19, he became the senior 5000 m world champion at the 2003 world championships with a championship record, then followed by an Olympic bronze for Kenya in 2004 and bronze at the 2006 World indoor championships

A five time World championship 5000m finalist, Kipchoge took silver medals at the 2007 World championship, 2008 Beijing Olympics and 2010 Commonwealth Games.

Kipchoge was appointed Elder of the Order at the Golden Heart by former president Uhuru Kenyatta on 20 October 2019 in recognition of his sub-two-hour marathon. He was also named the 2019 BBC World Sport Star of the year. In 2023, he was awarded the princess of Asturias Award in the category ‘Sports’ .

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