Athletics-Kenyan Makau breaks world marathon mark

Sun Sep 25, 2011 9:10am GMT
 

BERLIN, Sept 25 (Reuters) - Kenyan Patrick Makau unofficially broke the world men's marathon record on Sunday when he clocked two hours, three minutes and 38 seconds in the Berlin marathon.

The previous mark of 2:03:59 was set by Ethiopian Haile Gebreselassie in Berlin on September 28, 2008.

(Reporting by John Mehaffey; Editing by Alastair Himmer. To query or comment on this story email sportsfeedback@thomsonreuters.com) Double-click on the newslinks: for more athletics stories

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