Amazing Stats From Kipchoge’s Marathon World Record
On Sunday, Eliud Kipchoge ran 2:01:39 at the Berlin Marathon to break the world record, becoming the first person in history to go under 2:02 on a record-eligible course. Here are a few fun facts in the wake of Kipchoge’s mark.
Kipchoge’s average pace per kilometre: 2:52
Kipchoge’s average pace per 5K: 14:24.9
Kipchoge’s average pace for one lap of a standard outdoor track: 69.19 seconds
Kipchoge’s time at halfway: 61:06
Kipchoge’s split for his second half marathon: 60:33
One of the most prominent runners ever took more than a minute off the world-best mark.
Average of Kipchoge’s five fastest marathons on a record-eligible course: 2:03:21
Number of people who have run one marathon faster than Kipchoge’s five-fastest marathons average on a record-eligible course: 4 (Dennis Kimetto, Kenenisa Bekele, Wilson Kipsang, and Emmanuel Mutai)
Amount by which Kipchoge lowered the world record: 1:18
Last time the men’s world record was broken by a larger margin: 1967 (Derek Clayton broke it by 2 minutes and 24 seconds)
Amount by which the men’s world record has fallen since Kipchoge was born on November 5, 1984: 6:26
Distance covered at Kipchoge’s world record pace in 6:26: 2.23km
Number of times the men’s world record has been broken since 2002: 7
Number of those new records set in Berlin: 7