From K. Ken Nakamura
Berlin Marathon Stats:
Top 10 performance average for Berlin Marathon is now 2:04:18,
30 sec faster than the second best average of 2:04:48 by Dubai Marathon
Wilson Kipsang became the first to run sub-2:04 twice
Wilson Kipsang also became the first to run sub-2:05 four times
Kipsang's time 2:03:23 is the World Record on the standard course.
It follows that it is also the Kenyan reocrd, fastest marathon on German soil, fastest marathon in month of September
and fastest marathon by 31 years old.
Eliud Kipchoge ran fastest marathon for 28 years old.
Previously Denis Kimetto's 2:04:16 from last year was fastest for 28 years old.
2:04:05 by Eliud Kipchoge is the fastest losing time (fastest 2nd place time) in history for the standard course
Of course Moses Mosop was 2nd in 2011 Boston with 2:03:06
Wilson Kipsang's top 5 performance average is now 2:04:36, second only to Geoffrey Mutai's top 5 average of 2:04:30
If you leave out 2011 Boston, top 5 performers in history all set their Personal best in Berlin marathon
43:45 at 15Km in Berlin marathon is faster than WR 15Km split (43:52).
The fastest ever 15K split is 43:12 by Sam Wanjiru in 2009 London
61:32 at the half way is only 5 sec slower than Haile's half marathon split from 2008 Dubai Marathon, which is fastest known HM split