2014 Berlin Marathon - BMW Berlin Marathon

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Berlin, Germany
September 28, 2014

Dennis Kimetto and Emmanuel Mutai put on a marathoning exhibition on the streets of Berlin and both broke the previous world record in the marathon and Kimetto was rewarded with a 2:02:57, the first sub 2:03:00 ever. *Video Highlights

Shalane Flanagan went for the AR in Berlin, but paid the price the second half. She was rewarded with a PB and the #2 time every by an American and a third place finish as Tirfi Tsegaye and Feyse Tadese went 1-2 with PBs in front of Flanagan. *Video Highlights

WTW: All Hail Larry Rawson And Dennis Kimetto, Sub-2 Here We Come, Shalane And Emmanuel Win By Losing, Rupp's Medal Chances Go Up, Runners Are Crazy And Deena Says Paula's WR Was Bad For The Sport

Last week was a momentous week with Dennis Kimetto breaking the 2:03:00 marathon barrier. We take another look at that, compare Tsegaye Kebede to all American marathoners ever,  praise Shalane Flanagan, like Galen Rupp's medal chances, and tell you why runners are officially crazy.

World Record Holder Dennis Kimetto Warns Rivals To Expect Another Decade Of His Marathon Virtuosity

Kimetto talked about his father's reaction when he went from farming to running: “My father said, train as well as you can and go for it, you can change your life."

Dennis Kimetto makes marathon history on the streets of Berlin while Tirfi Tsegaye’s patience is rewarded with women’s world lead at the BMW Berlin Marathon

Video Highlights of 2014 BMW Berlin Marathon

2014 Berlin Marathon Live Stream and TV Information

Competitive Edge Has Potential To Take Men's Field To Brink Of World Record And Beyond In Berlin On Sunday

Dennis Kimetto: “I know I am ready. My preparation has been good and I’m confident for Sunday. If the conditions are good, yes, we could break the world record.”

 

Organizer Press Release: Berlin Marathon's Top Women Aiming To Join Exclusive Sub-2:20 Club

2:21 Ethiopian training partners Tirfi Tsegaye and Feyse Tadese along with Shalane Flanagan are all shooting for sub-2:20.

Berlin Men's Preview: Will the World Record Go Down Again?

The men's race in Berlin has produced a world record four times in the last seven years. With Dennis Kimetto (2:03:45 PB, #3 all-time), Emmanuel Mutai (2:03:52 PB, #4 all-time), Tsegaye Kebede (2x London champ, 2:04:38 PB) and world half marathon champ Geoffrey Kamworor all vying for the win, Wilson Kipsang's 2:03:23 WR from Berlin last year in in serious jeopardy.

Shalane Flanagan Chases History and Deena Kastor's 2:19:36 American Record: 2014 Berlin Marathon Preview

Shalane Flanagan has said that her only goal is to break Kastor's record on Sunday and that everything else -- including winning the race -- is secondary to that. She has a good shot at her first major victory but will have company in the form of 2:21 women Feyse Tadese (Paris CR holder) and Tirfi Tsegaye (Tokyo CR holder, won Dubai in 2013).

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