Ethiopia's Tigist Assefa Broke World Record in Berlin Women's Marathon - ENA English
Ethiopia's Tigist Assefa Broke World Record in Berlin Women's Marathon
Addis Ababa, September 24/2023 (ENA)-Ethiopia's Athlete Tigist Assefa obliterates women's marathon world record at the Berlin Marathon by clocking 2:11:53 to finish the race.
The 29-year-old Athlete ran a staggering 2:11:53 to take over two minutes off Brigid Kosgei’s world record of 2:14:04 from 2019.
In her first race of 2023 and only her third marathon ever, Tigist Assefa charged to a massive lead and didn’t look back.
Assefa went out aggressively, separating herself from the pack after 15K and only continued to grow her lead.
Sheila Chepkirui of Kenya ended up second in 2:17:49, followed by Tanzanian Magdalena Shauri in 2:18:41.
It is to be recalled that Assefa's winning time is the 13th world record to be set in Berlin, where she won last year in 2:15.37.
In men's Berlin Marathon, Kenyan athlete Eliud Kepchoge finished first, while Ethiopian athlete Tadese Takele finished third.
Winning the Berlin Marathon for a record fifth time in a time of 2 hours, 2 minutes, and 42 seconds confirms Kepchoge's status as the Greatest of All Time, it was learned.