Kenya’s Olympic champion, Eliud Kipchoge, emphasized his status as the world’s best current long-distance runner by winning the Berlin men’s marathon, on Sunday, but missed the world record.
Kipchoge clocked an official time of two hours, three minutes 32 seconds after holding off the challenge of Ethiopia’s Guye Adola.
Adola, finished 14 seconds back on his debut at the distance (42.195km, 26.219 mi).
Ethiopia’s Mosinet Geremew finished third, clocking 2:06:12.
“The conditions were not easy, because of the rain, but fortunately there was not too much wind,” he said.
In the women’s race, Kenya’s Gladys Cherono won with Ruti Aga of Ethiopia second and Valary Aiyabei of Kenya taking third.