Kenya’s Wilson Kipsang set a new world record for the marathon in Berlin this morning.
According to Flotrack, Kipsang finished in a time of two hours, three minutes, and 23 seconds (an average pace of 4:42 per mile). The previous record, 2:03:38, was set by fellow Kenyan Patrick Makau.
Since 2003, the men’s world marathon record has been broken five times, and every one of those records took place in Berlin.
Here are some tweets showing the progress of the race:
This tweeter reminds us that this super-human performance couldn’t have come at a better time for Kenya:
Congratulations to Kipsang on his incredible race!
Update: Kipsang’s name is trending on Twitter:
Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets.