29 Sep '14, 5am

World Record, Smashed to pieces in Berlin, by Cathal Dennehy: Dennis Kimetto begins to grind away at Emmanuel

Once again, just when you thought we were beginning to get nearer the summit of human achievement in the marathon - that the world record was becoming so fast it was only going to be lowered in fractional margins, along comes an East African - or indeed two of them - to smash it to pieces. On a perfectly calm, cool and sunny day in Berlin yesterday, on a course perfect for fast times, we were duly treated to the perfect race. Not just a time trial, as has so often been the case in Berlin in recent years, but a contest - a battle, a mano-a-mano, two-hour slugfest out on the streets of the German capital. In the end, it was a pity there had to be a loser - for a race in which the first two break the world record can only result in the winner rightfully being lavished with praise and the loser's magnificent effort in defeat going relatively unnoticed. The signs were good befo...

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