Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge won the Berlin Marathon in 2:01:09, breaking his own record of 2:01:39 set in 2018.IMAGE BY SKY SPORTS
Kipchoge, 37, won his 15th of 17 career marathons to strengthen his claim as the best over 26.2 miles.IMAGE BY theguardian
He paced poorly. Kipchoge ran 61:18 for the second half after 13.1 miles in 59:51. Mark Korir was 4:49 behind.IMAGE BY nytimes
Ethiopian Tigist Assefa won the women's race in 2:15:37.
Brigid Kosgei (2:14:14, Chicago 2019) and Paula Radcliffe (2:15:25, London 2003) are faster.
Top seed Keira D'Amato finished sixth in 2:21:48.
Berlin's pancake-flat roads have seen eight men's marathon world records shattered.
Kipchoge smashed Dennis Kimetto's 2014 world record of 2:02:57 four years ago.
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