Kipchoge Record: Berlin marathon's rapid reputation

Bongarts

Eliud Kipchoge put on a stunning performance on Sunday to smash the marathon world record by a minute and 18 seconds in Berlin.

The time was the biggest improvement on the world record for 51 years but it continued a recent trend for world-leading times being set on the streets of the German capital.

 

Including Kipchoge, all seven of the world records set since the IAAF began ratifying the markers have been achieved in Berlin.

The course's flat profile and favourable autumn conditions are credited with making the city an ideal location for quick marathon running and some of the discipline's biggest names have reaped the benefits.

Haile Gebrselassie and Wilson Kipsang are among the men to have preceded Kipchoge as world-record holders, making Berlin the place to be for the world's fastest distance runners.

 

Here we take a look at each of the IAAF-ratified world records that have been set in Berlin.

 

2003: Paul Tergat (Kenya) - 2:04:55

2007: Haile Gebrselassie (Ethiopia) - 2:04:26

2008: Haile Gebrselassie (Ethiopia) - 2:03:59

2011: Patrick Makau (Kenya) - 2:03:38

2013: Wilson Kipsang (Kenya) - 2:03:23

2014: Dennis Kimetto (Kenya) - 2:02:57

2018: Eliud Kipchoge (Kenya) - 2:01:39