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.
2:01:40!!— Chris Chavez (@ChrisChavez) September 16, 2018
THE GREATEST OF ALL-TIME IS NOW THE FASTEST OF ALL-TIME
ELIUD KIPCHOGE BREAKS THE MARATHON WORLD RECORD. pic.twitter.com/aZXxUZuRt3
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.
What an amazing day!— Eliud Kipchoge (@EliudKipchoge) September 16, 2018
I want to thank my coach Patrick Sang, my team mates, my management, Nike and NN. A special thank you to my fans for your support! pic.twitter.com/uCh2wCh3sQ
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