Patrick Makau Smashes World Record at 38th Berlin Marathon

Kenya’s Patrick Makau destroyed Ethiopian Haile Gebrselassie world record in the marathon when he ran a 2:03:38 at the 38th Berlin Marathon on Sunday in Berlin, Germany. Makau broke Gebrselassie’s world record by 21 seconds.

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Haile had the lead and set the pace for most of the race before stepping off the course around the 27th km with what appeared to be either a side cramp or bad back. He started back but was unable to finish.

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