Nearly a year to the day after the Berlin Marathon saw a new men's record, Dennis Kimetto of Kenya established a brand new men's record in this year's Berlin Marathon. The 30-year-old completed the race in 2 h 02' 57", knocking 26" off the old record set by fellow Kenyon Wilson Kipsang, and almost 03' faster than the record at the time this century began. Kimetto completed the 42.194988-km (26.21875-mi) race with an average speed of 5.7198 m/s (20.591 kph or 12.795 mph). For those of you who like to run a mile, Kimetto averaged 04' 41.36" per mile. I can't even run ONE mile that fast. Forget 26 miles!
Congratulations to Dennis Kimetto for setting a new marathon record. I hope he gets to enjoy it awhile, at least until next year's Berlin Marathon. It won't be too far in the future before a human being is able to complete a marathon in less than two hours.