Menu

Gebrselassie Wins, Misses Record In Berlin

  • By Matt Fitzgerald
  • Published Sep. 21, 2009
  • Updated Sep. 22, 2009 at 1:06 PM UTC

Warm weather sabotaged Ethiopian Haile Gebrselassie’s assault on his own marathon world record (2:03:59) at Sunday’s Berlin Marathon, but he still won the race in 2:06:08.

A much anticipated duel between Gebrselassie and the second-best all-time marathon performer, Duncan Kibet of Kenya, never really materialized, as Kibet dropped off the pace early and eventually abandoned the race.

For More: IAAF Report

FILED UNDER: News / Race Coverage TAGS: /

Matt Fitzgerald

Matt Fitzgerald

Get our best running content delivered to your inbox

Subscribe to the FREE Competitor Running weekly newsletter