Tigst Assefa has pulverized the world record at the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON. The Ethiopian stormed to the finish at the Brandenburg Gate after a sensational 2:11:53 hours and undercut the mark of the Kenyan Brigid Kosgei, who had run a time of 2:14:04 in Chicago in 2019, by 2:11 minutes. The Ethiopian ran a fabulous time in Berlin with sporting historical significance.
Tigst Assefa runs world record at BMW BERLIN-MARATHON 2023 - ©SCC EVENTS/Jean-Marc Wiesner
Eliud Kipchoge became the record winner of the race. The Kenyan triumphed for the fifth time in Berlin, winning in 2:02:42 hours. Amanal Petros (Marathon Team Berlin) ran a sensational German record. He finished ninth after 2:04:58 and was the first German to break the 2:05 hour barrier. All times are still unofficial.
Eliud Kipchoge wins the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON for the fifth time - ©SCC EVENTS/Jean-Marc Wiesner
A record 47,912 entries from 156 nations were registered for the 49th edition of the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON.