Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Home Sport News Athletics Berlin Marathon: Bekele two seconds shy of world record

Berlin Marathon: Bekele two seconds shy of world record

- Advertisement -

Ethiopian champion Kenenisa Bekele finished the Berlin Marathon two seconds shy of Eliud Kipchoge record time of two hours, one minute and thirty-nine seconds.

37-year-old Kenenisa Bekele who is a former 5,000 and 10,000 marathon champion was proud of the time he finished the Berlin Marathon.

At the end of the race, Bekele vowed to never give up and try again next time.

- Advertisement -

Eliud Kipchoge who was missing in the race was preparing in the coming marathon set for October In Vienna, Australia.

Also read: Eliud Kipchoge wins the London Marathon again

Last year, Kipchoge opened the gap between him and Bekele with 30 kilometers left finishing at 2 hours, three minutes and three seconds.

In Berlin, Birhanu Legese come second a minute late ahead of Sisaya Lemma who completed an all Ethiopian win.

Kenyens were delighted with the news describing it as a close shave.

“Kenanisa Bekele misses @EliudKipchoge ‘s Marathon World record by 2 seconds. Phew that was too close. Thank God Our Kipchoge’s records survives ” Said Senator Kipchumba Murkomen

Alex Kiprop
News Moto sports correspondent. Catch up the latest results when they happen and as they happen, locally and international

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular

Cyprus to cover holiday cost of COVID-19 positive tourists

Cyprus has promised to cover the holiday cost of tourists who have tested positive for coronavirus in the country.

Donald Trump threatens to shut down Twitter

President Donald Trump has threatened to shut down Twitter among other social media companies in the US. The threats...

Aisha Jumwa, Chris Wamalwa to face ODM’s wrath

The Orange Democratic Party (ODM) is planning to clean its house including cracking the whip on Kiminini MP Chris Wamalwa and Malindi...

Wilson Sossion to gov’t, postpone KCPE, KCSE to next year

Wilson Sossion the Secretary-General of the Kenya National Union of Teachers has called on the government to postpone the planned KCPE, KCSE...