Berlin Marathon

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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 »

Guy Crashes Berlin Marathon at Last Second, Breaks Tape

Actual winner Wilson Kipsang sets new world record

(Newser) - At yesterday's Berlin Marathon, Kenya's Wilson Kipsang broke a world record—but he didn't break the tape. That honor went to a guy who jumped in from the crowd in running gear; he was wearing a number as well as a T-shirt advertising an escort service, the... 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 »

Would-Be Mexican Prez Exposed as Marathon Cheat

'Shortcut' helped '06 hopeful win Berlin race

(Newser) - Mexican politician Roberto Madrazo, who placed a distant third in last year's presidential election, was stripped of his victory in the Berlin Marathon yesterday, the AP reports. Madrazo, dressed in suspiciously warm pants and a jacket, won the men's age-55 category last week in 2:41:12, but a review... More »

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