Berlin Marathon Stat Blitz

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