Wilson Kipsang sets a new world record at the marathon running distance on September 29, 2013, at the Berlin Marathon, in Berlin, Germany. This record setting performance marked the sixth time that the men's world record has been broken in Berlin since 1998. Wilson Kipsang of Kenya set a world record of 2 hours 3 minutes 23 seconds. He shaved 15 seconds off the previous record of 2:03:38.
Kipsang spoke confidently before Sunday’s race of being able to sustain a pace of about 4:42 a mile.
Although security in Berlin had been increased after the bombings at the Boston Marathon in April, a man wearing a yellow T-shirt stepped out of the crowd near the finish line and raised his arms, breaking the tape just ahead of Kipsang in an apparent stunt of ambush marketing.
According to Agence France-Presse, the man was promoting a website for an escort service.
Kipsang won a bronze medal at the 2012 Olympics.
On Sunday, Kipsang won $54,000 in prize money and $68,000 in bonus money for the world record.
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