Eliud Kipchoge Smashes Marathon World Record in Berlin


When Eliud Kipchoge toed the starting line in Berlin, his aim wasn’t only to win the 26.2-mile race — he wanted to break the world marathon record of two hours, two minutes and 57 seconds.

When Kipchoge crossed the finish line on September 16, arms raised and a smile stretched across his face, he did just that, setting the new world record of 2:01:39 and beating the former record by an incredible 78 seconds.

After winning 9 of his last 10 marathons and running the fastest marathon ever, Kipchoge’s goal of breaking the world record was always in sight. For runners everywhere, Kipchoge’s success proves that smiling through one more mile, one more race, one more personal best can add up to fulfilling even the craziest dreams.