History was made at the Berlin Marathon on Sept. 29, as Wilson Kipsang eclipsed the men’s marathon world record with a time of 2:03:23. His result lowered the mark of 2:03:38 Patrick Makau set in Berlin two years ago. Finishing behind Kipsang was Eliud Kipchoge (2:04:05) and Geoffrey Kipsang (2:06:26). In the women’s race, American Desiree Davila completed her first marathon since January 2012 and finished fifth with a time of 2:29:15. Davila qualified for the London Olympics but dropped out of the race early due to an injury. Taking the women’s title in Berlin was Florence Kiplagat (2:21:13), with Sharon Cherop (2:22:28) and Irina Mikitenko (2:24:54) placing second and third. Mikitenko’s time broke the women’s masters world record.