Kenyan runner sets a new marathon world record

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By: Angela Wendler

A Kenyan runner set a new world record marathon time of 2 hours 3 minutes 38 seconds at the Berlin Marathon on Sunday.

Patrick Makau, 26, broke the marathon world record, previously set by Haile Gebrselassie of Ethiopia in 2008, by 21 seconds, reported the Seattle Times.

Gebrselassie ran in the marathon on Sunday, but he was unable to complete the race due to a sport induced asthma attack, reported the New York Times.

Makau averaged a 4:43 mile pace, which allowed him to beat his personal best time of 2:04:48 by 70 seconds, according to the New York Times.

"It's a great thing to beat Haile, one of my heroes," Makau said to the Seattle Times.

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