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Marathon's World Record Has Been Shattered

Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge fells record by more than a minute in Berlin Marathon

(Newser) - Eliud Kipchoge has an Olympic gold medal in the marathon, and has clocked the fastest recorded time of 26.2 miles in an unratified race, but now he holds the official world record—and by quite a bit, coming in at 2 hours, 1 minute, 39 seconds in Sunday's... More »

Runner Falls 26 Seconds Short of 2-Hour Marathon

'We are human,' Kipchoge says

(Newser) - Eliud Kipchoge was 26 seconds from making history on Saturday but the Olympic champion finished just short of becoming the first person to run a marathon in less than two hours. Kipchoge ran the 26.2 mile around an oval track in an impressive 2 hours, 25 seconds, smashing Dennis... More »

Kenyans Romp at Chicago Marathon

Eliud Kipchoge, Rita Jeptoo win; 1-2-3 sweep for the men

(Newser) - Kenyans ruled the Chicago Marathon today, with Eliud Kipchoge leading a 1-2-3 men's sweep and compatriot Rita Jeptoo repeating as the women's winner. Kipchoge pulled away over the last two miles for his first major marathon victory, finishing in 2 hours, 4 minutes, 11 seconds. He was followed... More »

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