45th BMW Berlin Marathon

On September 16th, 2018, Berlin ushered in the long-awaited annual 45th Berlin Marathon. The weather in Berlin was very good on that day, which also reduced the difficulty of the participants in the course of the event.

The 45th BMW Berlin Marathon registered a record number of 44,389 runners from 133 nations. Another record is the number of those who reached the finish line: 40,775 runners.

Eliud Kipchoge crowned the 45th BMW Berlin Marathon with a splendid world record of 2:01:39 hours. The 33-year-old Kenyan ran his own pace right from the start and led consistently. At the finish, he beat the old world record of his compatriot Dennis Kimetto, who had run four years ago in Berlin 2:02:57, improving it by 1:18 minutes. This is the biggest increase in the men’s world record in the marathon for over 50 years. In 1967, Derek Clayton (Australia) had run 2:09:36 in Fukuoka and had beaten the then record by just under two and a half minutes. It was already the eleventh world record in the history of the BMW Berlin Marathon.

Image by: Eliud Kipchoge
Image by: Eliud Kipchoge
Image by: Eliud Kipchoge

 

Results, Men:

1. Eliud Kipchoge KEN 2:01:39
2. Amos Kipruto KEN 2:06:23
3. Wilson Kipsang KEN 2:06:48
4. Shogo Nakamura JPN 2:08:16
5. Zersenay Tadese ERI 2:08:46
6. Yuki Sato JPN 2:09:18
7. Okubay Tsegay ERI 2:09:56
8. Daisuke Uekado JPN 2:11:07
9. Wily Chanchanya PER 2:12:57
10. Bart Nunen NED 2:13:09

Women:
1. Gladys Cherono KEN 2:18:11
2. Ruti Aga ETH 2:18:34
3. Tirunesh Dibaba ETH 2:18:55
4. Edna Kiplagat KEN 2:21:18
5. Mizuki Matsuda JPN 2:22:23
6. Helen Tola ETH 2:22:48
7. Honami Maeda JPN 2:25:23
8. Carla Rocha POR 2:25:27
9. Miyuki Uehara JPN 2:25:46
10. Rei Ohara JPN 2:27:29

Source: BMW Berlin Marathon

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