Bekele Records Second Fastest Marathon Timing In History
Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia ran an amazing 2:01:41 at the BMW Berlin Marathon to become the second fastest person in history.
His timing is a brutal 2 seconds shy of Eliud Kipchoge’s 2:01:39 recorded at last year’s edition. 37-year-old Bekele is the world record holder for 5000m and 10000m events since 2004 and 2005 respectively.
Compatriots Birhanu Legese and Sisay Lemma completed the podium for the men’s category.
In the women’s category, Ashete Bekere sprinted over the last few hundred metres to beat fellow Ethiopian Mare Dibaba 2:20:14 over 2:20:21. Kenya’s Sally Chepyego took third position.