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This Man Just Set the New World Record for Running a Marathon: 2 Hours, 2 Minutes, 57 Seconds

(Photo: AP/Rainer Jensen)

This photo shows Dennis Kimetto at great moment of victory. As the 30-year old Kenyan runner crossed the finish line at a marathon in Berlin, he set a new world record for that event.

The new record, which is 2 hours, 2 minutes, and 57 seconds, is 26 seconds faster than previous record established by Wilson Kipsang last year.

The race was tight to the end, when Kimetto broke away from fellow Kenyan champion marathoner Emmanuel Mutai:

Kimetto was running more smoothly but Mutai kept challenging, reminding the Chicago marathon champion that he was still there.

Kimetto put a couple of seconds on his training partner with an injection of pace in the 39th kilometer, and he used it as the springboard for the seventh world record to be set on Berlin's flat course, the 10th including women's races.

-via Twitchy

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