BMW-BERLIN MARATHON AGAIN DELIVERS SPEED
Late-race kick propels Bekele to finish and Ethiopians sweep women's podium; the Silver Bullet again dominates as Manuela Schur makes her leaderboard move
Kenenisa Bekele (ETH) raced to the finish line today at the 43rd annual BMW BERLIN MARATHON just outside a world record, breaking the tape at 2:03:03 and running the second fastest 26.2 mile time ever.
"I am disappointed I couldn't break the world record but I hope I will come back and have a second chance," Bekele said.
After leading the majority of the race, Kenyan Wilson Kipsang came in second, nine seconds back. The 2014 TCS New York City Marathon champion said, "It was a tremendous contest with Kenenisa."
Runners taking on the fast, flat Berlin course have felled the world record seven times and today's men's field proved no different, offering up blistering fast times from the start, in sunny, ideal conditions.
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