The Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele also passed the world record and only finished third.
The Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele, despite a race to catch up, once again missed his goal of setting the record over the 42.195 kilometers after setting the world records over 5,000 and 10,000 meters. His victorious compatriot Guye Adola also ran well past Eliud Kipchoge's world record in late summer conditions at the Berlin Marathon. Adola (30) won on Sunday in 2:05:45 hours ahead of Bethwel Yegon (2:06:14) from Kenya and Bekele (2:06:47).
The Kenyan Kipchoge ran the world record time of 2:01:39 hours in the capital three years ago. The world best time of the year of the Kenyan Titus Ekiru, who ran 2:02:57 hours in Milan in May, remained after the running event in the German capital.
The two-time Berlin winner Bekele (39) wants to start the prestigious New York Marathon in six weeks. The greatest reserves had Adola, who received a prize of 20,000 euros for his greatest success. Bekele even had to let Yegon pass, who ran up to Adola but did not come by.