Dennis Kimetto breaks world record at Berlin Marathon

Dennis Kimetto Breaks World Record At Berlin Marathon
Dennis Kimetto Breaks World Record At Berlin Marathon

Two hours, 2 minutes and 57 seconds.

That's the new world record for the fastest marathon time set by Dennis Kimetto in Berlin over the weekend.

The Kenyan native became the first person to run 26.2 miles in less than 2 hours and 3 minutes and shattered the previous record by 26 seconds!

His record pace was about 4 minutes and 41 seconds per mile.

Some 40,000 runners from 130 countries took part in the world-class marathon.

Many seem to think Kimetto could complete the race in less than 2 hours if he keeps at it.

He does have an impressive story. For one, he's 30. And he only started running marathons two years ago! Before then, he was working as a farmer in Kenya.

And he quickly made his way to the top. He finished second in the 2012 Berlin Marathon with the fastest marathon debut time ever...

And he won the Tokyo marathon last year while also setting the course record time.

He was a race favorite in last year's Boston Marathon race, but dropped out due to a hamstring injury.

And he's not showing any signs of slowing down. Kimetto says he wants to set a new record next year.

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