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Flashback Friday: Kimetto kicks for Home in World Record Run

King Kimetto

Dennis Kimetto smashed the world record by 26 seconds when he ran 2:02:57 at the 2014 Berlin Marathon.  Relive his incredible performance below. His splits were astonishing, check them out below.

Average pace per mile: 4:41.5
Average pace per 5K: 14:34.9
Average pace for one lap of a standard outdoor track: 69.93 seconds
Kimetto’s time at halfway: 61:45
Split for his second half marathon: 61:12
Kimetto’s 5K split from 30K to 35K: 14:10

Berlin Marathon 2014 result:

Position Athlete Nationality Time
1st Dennis Kimetto  Kenya 2:02:57 WR CR
2nd Emmanuel Mutai  Kenya 2:03:13
3rd Abera Kuma  Ethiopia 2:05:56
4 Geoffrey Kamworor  Kenya 2:06:39
5 Eliud Kiptanui  Kenya 2:07:28
6 Frankline Chepkwony  Kenya 2:07:35
7 Levy Matebo  Kenya 2:08:33
8 Maswai Kiptanui  Kenya 2:10:18
9 Tsegaye Kebede  Ethiopia 2:10:27
10 Kazuki Tamaru  Japan 2:11:25
11 Fernando Cabada  United States 2:11:36
12 Abdelhadi El Hachimi  Belgium 2:12:45




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Ronan Duggan

Ronan Duggan

Ronan Duggan is an athlete, coach, athletics fan and, most importantly, was once named Bandon AFC's under-12 Player of the Year. He was once a promising athlete but is now a promising coach, teacher and part-time athletics writer/broadcaster. While an 800m runner himself, Ronan has coached everything from pole vault to 10km with varying levels of bluffing. He has regularly been threatening to do something for years but is yet to deliver. He is regarded as our expert on the American running scene, though has yet, to prove his knowledge in this realm.

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