Kenya’s Kipchoge Smashes Marathon World Record In Berlin

Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge set a new marathon world record in Berlin (Germany), smashing the previous best as he clocked 2 hours 1 minute 39 second.  Kipchoge has dominated marathon racing since making his debut in Hamburg in 2013. 
The 33-year-old Olympic champion, aided by a string of pacemakers through to 25km of the 42.195 km race, took 1 minute 17 second off the previous best set four years ago by Dennis Kimetto. Ethiopian Ruti Aga finished second and her compatriot Tirunesh Dibaba third. 

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Static/Current Takeaways Important for Indian Bank PO Exam 2018- 

  • Kenya’s capital: Nairobi, Currency: Kenyan shilling. 
  • Germany Capital: Berlin,  Currency:  Euro.