While you were sleeping, Dennis Kimetto ran a 2:02:57 marathon in Berlin


Dennis Kimetto broke the marathon world record earlier today at Berlin in 2:02:57: http://t.co/HpIhmCjiav pic.twitter.com/BBCrSHH8yr

— runningtimes (@runningtimes) September 28, 2014

Dennis Kimetto and E.Mutai en route to making #marathon history in Berlin. @adidasrunning http://t.co/FA6w00fnuJ pic.twitter.com/eiQSaqEDLd

— Jason Henderson (@Jason_AW) September 28, 2014

Here's our man @denners87 with newly minted world marathon record holder Dennis Kimetto post race @berlinmarathonE pic.twitter.com/9jsxJEEU4j

— jumping the gun (@JumpingTheGunIE) September 28, 2014

#Kenya's Kimetto probably one of the greatest stories in sports: former farmer, battled typhoid/malaria, now WR w/ 1st sub-2:03 #marathon

— Stefan Smith (@StefanASmith) September 28, 2014

Hos fast is that? This fast:

Kimetto's Berlin Marathon winning time same as: 105 laps of the track x 70sec each. No recovery pic.twitter.com/VLjVyuJ28p

— BelfastRunning (@BelfastRunning) September 28, 2014

The previous world record holder, Wilson Kipsang, tweeted his congratulations:

1 year I was proud to carry the name of WRholder. Now I say congrats to my collegue Kimetto. #focusonNY #onedaymyrecordagain

— Wilson Kipsang (@Kipsang_2_03_23) September 28, 2014

So did pole vault legend Sergey Bubka:

Congratulations to Dennis Kimetto for running fantastic marathon world record at @berlinmarathonE. This course has something magic.

— Sergey Bubka (@sergey_bubka) September 28, 2014

One of the runners whom Kimetto beat: The Prime Minister of Finland.

Both of us got a PB. One of us broke the World Record. The other perhaps the PM Record. #BerlinMarathon. pic.twitter.com/yrIq5UOYQR

— Alexander Stubb (@alexstubb) September 28, 2014

Elated! No, it was not me breaking the world record. It was Kimetto 2.02'57. Me PB 3.11'24. Improved 6 min. Happy! pic.twitter.com/cAlPIhHylu

— Alexander Stubb (@alexstubb) September 28, 2014

3:11 is an excellent time. Congratulations, Prime Minister!


Wow! Wilson Kipsang of Kenya runs new World Record in Berlin Marathon

Finland’s new Prime Minister is an Ironman. Literally.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/09/28/while-you-were-sleeping-dennis-kimetto-ran-a-20257-marathon-in-berlin-photos/

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