A year ago, Haile Gebrselassie set the marathon world record in Berlin. This year, despite losing a week of training this month, he was able to break his own mark under near perfect weather conditions.
“Today, I’m so, so, so happy. Everything was perfect today,” Gebrselassie said. “I had a small calf muscle problem and I stopped for a week, and then I started again a week ago. Then today I had, you know, some doubts … but it was really very good.”
His final time of 2:03:59 is almost half a minute faster than last year’s world record pace. This was the 3rd time he’s won Berlin.
That is not quite walking…
(More Info: ESPN)