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Eliud Kipchoge continues to defy human limit as he smashes his own record

Kipchoge continues to defy human limits as he breaks his own men's marathon record set in Berlin.

The double Olympic champion crossed the finishing line in two hours, one minute and nine seconds, ahead of his countryman Mark Korir, who finished second alongside Tadu Abate and Belihu of Ethiopia who finished third and fourth respectively.

Kipchoge broke his own previous record in Berlin by 30 seconds. In 2013 the Katagat based athlete made his marathon debut, finishing second to world record holder Wilson Kispsang. Kipchoge would late come set his personal best in 2018 by crossing the finish line in 2:01.39, breaking the previous world record of 2:02.57 set by compatriot Dennis Kimetto in 2014.

The 'No human is limitedly' philosopher is now 37 years old, shows no signs of slowing down. He is overjoyed to surpass and challenge his personal best, and he has acknowledged: "I am pleased with my preparation, and I believe my speed was due to teamwork. It all comes down to teamwork."

"My family motivates me, and I want to inspire young people. Sport brings people together, and that is what motivates me."

Several leaders, including Taila Odinga and William Ruto, have congratulated him on taking Kenya to the next level.

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