Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge wins Berlin Marathon

By ABS-CBN Sports on Sep 24, 2017 06:01 PM

Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge crosses the line to win the 44th Berlin marathon in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

CIARAN FAHEY, Associated Press

BERLIN (AP) — Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge held off the challenge of debutant Guye Adola to win the Berlin Marathon on Sunday.

The Kenyan won in 2 hours, 3 minutes, 32 seconds, missing out on the world record by 35 seconds in wet conditions.

Compatriot Dennis Kimetto ran 2:02:57 on the same course in 2014.

Adola of Ethiopia finished 14 seconds behind Kipchoge, and surprised by pushing him hardest. Defending champion Kenenisa Bekele fell behind and then former world- record holder Wilson Kipsang dropped out.

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