Breaking News: Gebrselassie, First Man Under 2:04 in 2008 Berlin Marathon

Gebrselassie has pulled off his third consecutive Berlin Marathon Win in a new word record time of 2:03:59 taking 27 seconds of his own world record set on the same course in 2007.

Gebrselassie won ahead of Kenyans James Kwambai (2:05:36) and Charles Kamathi (2:07.48).

Making the most of perfect conditions, the Ethiopian passed the halfway mark in 1:02:05 then shifted up a gear to record the second half in 1:01:54 and claim his 26th career world record.

Gebrselassie will be back in Berlin to run the marathon at the world championships next year, which will take place on a different course.

German Irina Mikitenko, took out the women’s race and became the fourth fastest women in history with 2:19:19 hours. Only Briton Paula Radcliffe (2:15:25), Catherine Ndereba of Kenya (2:18.47) und Mizuki Noguchi of Japan (2:19.12) have run faster.

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Breaking News: Gebrselassie, First Man Under 2:04 in 2008 Berlin Marathon

Gebrselassie has pulled off his third consecutive Berlin Marathon Win in a new word record time of 2:03:59 taking 27 seconds of his own world record set on the same course in 2007.

Gebrselassie won ahead of Kenyans James Kwambai (2:05:36) and Charles Kamathi (2:07.48).

Making the most of perfect conditions, the Ethiopian passed the halfway mark in 1:02:05 then shifted up a gear to record the second half in 1:01:54 and claim his 26th career world record.

Gebrselassie will be back in Berlin to run the marathon at the world championships next year, which will take place on a different course.

German Irina Mikitenko, took out the women’s race and became the fourth fastest women in history with 2:19:19 hours. Only Briton Paula Radcliffe (2:15:25), Catherine Ndereba of Kenya (2:18.47) und Mizuki Noguchi of Japan (2:19.12) have run faster.

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