The previous record was held by Kenyan Brigid Kosgei, which was 2:14.04, which she set at the Chicago Marathon on October 13, 2019.
Asfa (26 years old) became the first runner to go under the barrier of two hours and 12 minutes, and thus she retained the title, which she also won in Berlin last year when she recorded 2:15.37 for two hours.
In the men’s category, Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge achieved his fifth victory in the Berlin race, clocking 2.02.42 hours.
The Kenyan runner was unable to break his world record, which he set on the same track last year when he achieved a time of 2.01.09 hours.
Kipchoge (38 years old) has become the most decorated runner in the Berlin Marathon with 5 victories in 2015, 2017, 2018, 2022 and today, after he was equal in number of times with the famous Ethiopian Haile Gebrselassie (in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009).
Kipchoge will try to win gold in this race at the Olympic Games scheduled for Paris next summer after wearing a yellow metal ring around his neck at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016 and Tokyo 2021. If he is destined to do so, he will achieve an achievement that no runner in history has ever achieved.
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