Dennis_Kibetto.pngKenya’s Dennis Kimetto and Ethiopia’s Tsegaye Kebede will be on the start line of the 2014 BMW Berlin Marathon on September 28, the race organisers  announced on Tuesday.

Kimetto, 30, placed second in the 2012 BMW Berlin Marathon, clocking the fastest time ever for a first-time marathon runner when he crossed the line in 2:04:16, just one second behind fellow Kenyan Geoffrey Mutai. In 2012, he also ran a 25km world record of 1:11:18, again in Berlin, bettering the previous mark by 32 seconds.

In 2013, Kimetto won the Tokyo Marathon in 2:06:50 and the Bank of America Chicago Marathon in 2:03:45, both with course records, the latter being the third-fastest time ever run on a record-eligible course. Kebede, 27, is one of the most consistently successful marathon runners ever. Read more….

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