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Man Has Now Run a Marathon Under 2:03

Kenya's Kimetto shaves 26 seconds off world record

(Newser) - Six years to the day after Haile Gebrselassie became the first runner to finish a marathon in under 2 hours, 4 minutes , another Berlin Marathon runner has cracked the 2 hours, 3 minutes mark. Dennis Kimetto of Kenya won the race and knocked a full 26 seconds off the world... More »

Ethiopian Tops Own Marathon Record

Ethiopian breaks record in Berlin race

(Newser) - Haile Gebrselassie broke his own marathon world record on Sunday, becoming the first runner to finish in under 2 hours, 4 minutes, the AP reports. The Ethiopian clocked 2:03:59 to win his third straight Berlin Marathon, beating the mark of 2:04:26 he set last year over... More »

Gebrselassie Sets Record in Berlin Race

Shaves 29 secs off previous men's marathon best

(Newser) - Ethiopian Haile Gebrselassie set a new world record at the Berlin marathon today, beating the previous record of close friend Paul Tergat by 29 seconds. Tergat called to congratulate his rival 10 minutes after he crossed the finish line. The champion’s response? “Sorry, Paul, try next year” reports... More »

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