Anybody who does not live under a rock and cares about anything to do with running would probably have already heard by now that the Marathon world record was broken on Sunday in Berlin. Previously, Kipsang had held the #2 spot on the ‘Top 10 Fastest Marathon Men’ list, with a run of 2:03:42 in Frankfurt in October 2011. He took 19 seconds off his own PB, and 15 seconds off Patrick Makau’s previous world record, to take his place on the top of the leaderboard, and cement Berlin’s place as undoubtedly the fastest (IAAF Approved) marathon in the world.
The leaderboard now looks like this:
Top Ten Men:
Note: The all-time men’s fastest recorded times were set by Geoffrey Mutai (2:03:02) and Moses Mosop (2:03:06) on the 18th April 2011 in Boston. However, this course does not meet IAAf qualifications for world record eligibility, so these times are not recognised in the top ten.
Top Ten Women: