Dennis Kimetto Breaks 25K World Record

Dennis Kimetto breaks the tape at the BIG 25K in Berlin. Photo: IAAF

He wants to now set a marathon world record.

Berlin, Germany appears to be the place to set road-racing world records. After all, Patrick Makau’s current world record in the marathon was set there, and just last weekend, Dennis Kimetto of Kenya broke the 25K road record at the BIG 25 in the German capital.

Kimetto covered the distance in one hour, 11 minutes, and 18 seconds.

The previous mark was held by Sammy Kosgei who ran 1:11:50 at the same event two years ago.

“It had been our aim to break the record,” Kimetto, said. “We knew throughout the race that we were on time to do it. Next year I want to run my marathon debut. And the long term goal in the marathon will be the world record.”

Caroline Chepkwony, 27 years old, of Kenya won the the women’s race in 1:22:56.

“This is a great course and it is very fast. I was around one minute faster than I had planned,” she said.

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