How long before the sub 2 hours is beaten?

Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge smashed the marathon world record on 16th September by clocking a time of 2:01:39 in Berlin. The 33-year-old took nearly one minute 20 seconds off the previous best, which was set by compatriot Dennis Kimetto when he ran 2:02:57 in Berlin in 2014. Clearly Berlin is a fast course and is recommended if you want to set your own personal best.

Take a look at his splits and gasp in awe! Though there is a lesson that all marathon and would be marathon runners can take. Just look at how consistent his speed was. Even pacing, the art of successful marathon running!

Split       5k        min/km
5 km      14.24    02:53
10 km    14.37    02.56
15 km     14:37    02:56
20 km    14:18    02:52
Halb      03:10    02:53
25 km    11:19     02:54
30 km   14:21     02:53
35 km   14:28     02:54
40 km    14:21    02:53
Finish    06:07   02:48