2022 FIBA Ladies’s World Cup schedule, outcomes

September 25, 2022

Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge broke his personal world file in profitable the Berlin Marathon, clocking 2:01:09 to decrease the earlier file time of two:01:39 he set within the German capital in 2018.

Kipchoge, 37 and a two-time Olympic champion, earned his fifteenth win in 17 profession marathons to bolster his declare as the best runner in historical past over 26.2 miles.

His pacing was not preferrred. Kipchoge slowed within the ultimate miles, working 61:18 for the second half after going out in an unprecedented 59:51 for the primary 13.1 miles. He nonetheless gained by 4:49 over Kenyan Mark Korir.

“I used to be planning to undergo it [the halfway mark] 60:50, 60:40,” Kipchoge mentioned. “My legs had been working really very quick. I believed, let me simply attempt to run two hours flat, however all in all, I’m pleased with the efficiency.

“We went too quick [in the first half]. It takes power from the muscle tissues. … There’s nonetheless extra in my legs [to possibly lower the record again].”

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Ethiopian Tigist Assefa gained the ladies’s race in 2:15:37, the third-fastest time in historical past for any person who ran one prior marathon in 2:34:01. Solely Brigid Kosgei (2:14:14 in Chicago in 2019) and Paula Radcliffe (2:15:25 in London in 2003) have gone quicker.

American file holder Keira D’Amato, who entered as the highest seed, was sixth in 2:21:48. D’Amato, who went almost a decade between aggressive races after faculty, owns the American file of two:19:12 and now additionally the Tenth-best time in U.S. historical past.

“Immediately wasn’t my greatest day ever, however it was the very best I might do at present,” she mentioned in a textual content message, according to Race Results Weekly, including that she briefly stopped and walked late within the race.

The final eight cases the lads’s marathon world file has been damaged, it has come on the pancake-flat roads of Berlin. It started in 2003, when Kenyan Paul Tergat grew to become the primary man to interrupt 2:05.

The world file was 2:02:57 — set by Kenyan Dennis Kimetto in 2014 — till Kipchoge broke it for the primary time 4 years in the past. The next yr, Kipchoge grew to become the primary individual to cowl 26.2 miles in below two hours, clocking 1:59:40 in a non-record-eligible showcase moderately than a race.

Kipchoge’s focus going ahead is attempting to change into the primary runner to win three Olympic marathon titles in Paris in 2024. He additionally desires to win all six annual World Marathon Majors. He’s checked off 4 of them, solely lacking Boston (run in April) and New York Metropolis (run each November).

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