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Ethiopian Bekele triumphs in Berlin marathon with a personal best

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Ethiopian Bekele triumphs in Berlin marathon with a personal best

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Kenenisa Bekele has Sunday the 43rd edition of the marathon of Berlin won. The American, multiple world and olympic champion on the track, came after 42,195 kilometers as first over the finish line in a national record of 2.03.04.

Bekele showed the Kenyan Wilson Kipsang (second) in the last few kilometers behind, after Kipsang long the course was for the world record.

The current record dates from 2014, that also in the German capital, was run by Dennis Kimetto: 2.02.57. Bekele remained there only seven seconds over.

The previous six world records were all set in Berlin, where conditions are often favourable and the course is fast.

Bekele had for Sunday with a personal best of 2.05.04, and walked exactly two minutes from.

Signs

Mike Teekens finished 25th in a time of 2.18.55. Thus, he was the best Dutchman. Signs continued for five seconds, the Groninger Olfert mill house, who, as a 27th place finish.

Both enjoyed a scoop by being the first Dutch people to start in Berlin.

In the women’s race, the victory was the Ethiopian Aberu Kebede, who is a time of 2.20.45 left a note.

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