Wilson Kipsang of Kenya set a world record to win 40th Berlin Marathon in 2 hours, 3 minutes, 23 seconds on Sunday.

Kipsang knocked 15 seconds off compatriot Patrick Makau’s record of 2.03-38 set in Berlin in 2011.

Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya was second in 2.04-05, improving his personal best by more than a minute, while Geoffrey Kipsang was third in 2.06-26. Conditions were cool, but dry and sunny, with only a light breeze.

The race was started by four-time winner Haile Gebrselassie of Ethiopia, who twice set the world record in Berlin.


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