Kipchoge smashes world record at Berlin Marathon
That display sliced half a minute off the previous mark set by the two-time Olympic champion at the German capital in 2018.
It also cemented his status as the greatest marathon runner ever with the Kenyan having entered the race with an unbelievable streak of 14 victories in 16 marathon competitions.
The 37-year-old is the only man to break the two-hour barrier at a showcase event dubbed INEOS159 staged in Vienna in 2019 although that mark is not recognised as an official record.
Kipchoge has already declared he will attempt to become the first runner to win three Olympic marathon titles in Paris in 2024.
He also wants to win all six annual World Marathon Majors having already checked off four of them, only missing Boston and New York City.
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