The distance running great breaks the world record by 78 seconds at the Berlin Marathon.

Eliud Kipchoge once and for all confirmed that he is the greatest long-distance runner in history after a world record breaking 2:01:39 performance at the Berlin Marathon on Sunday (September 16).

Kipchoge took an astonishing 78 seconds off the previous world record of 2:02:57 set four years ago by fellow Kenyan Dennis Kimetto.

The 33 year-old’s average pace for 26.2 miles was an eye-watering 4:38 per mile.

A full report of the action in German capital can be found here, while for those who prefer video highlights, you can enjoy two minutes and 38 seconds of the greatest marathon performance in history below.


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