The Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele arrived on Sunday in Berlin, only two seconds short of breaking the world record for the marathon will improve. He was, after 42 kilometers and 195 meters in a time of 2.01,41.
The world record remains in the name of That Kipchoge. The Kenyan ran his personal best of 2.01,39, last year, also in Berlin, germany.
The 37-year-old Bekele made his debut over five years ago, at the time was 2.03,03 and the third time it has ever gone. He has won the past three olympic titles in the 10,000 and 5,000 metres.
In Berlin he fought Bekele for a long period of time, with his compatriot Birhanu Legese to win. He came out of the end-to-speed, giving him the victory, but it just is not world-record level.
“I am very pleased with this excellent result and it is my personal record, though, I think it is a pity, that I can break the world record by a few seconds, and I missed it,” said Bekele to cross the finish line.
Bekele has been with the 37-year-old, the oldest winner ever in Berlin, germany. He took the record of his legendary compatriot Haile Gebrselassie, who, in 2009, at the age of 36.
Van Nunen, and Deelstra miss out on limit Games
Van Nunen had been long on the way to an era of 2.11,and 30. The 24-year-old Dutchman with a ticket to the Olympic Games next year in Tokyo to have won, but he got out after 37 km.
Van Nunen ended up in Berlin last year on the tenth place in 2.13,09. With that rating he should start the marathon at the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in Doha. He wanted to ensure that the heat in Qatar, and to stay away from it and focus on olympic qualification is on the fast track in the city.
The best man in Berlin Goes to the Doe. He finished his final marathon as an elite athlete to the twenty-first place finish in a personal best time of 2.13,38.
For the women, managed by Andrea Deelstra in order to qualify for the Olympics. The 34-year-old Dutch ended up being eleven, the woman, in a time of 2.31.29, eleven-minutes-slower-than-the Ethiopian winner of Ashete Bekere: 2.20,14.
It is a time of 2.28,30, or ranked in the top eight of the World Major Marathon, it is required to have a ticket for the event will be in Tokyo to get hold of.