Wilson Kipsang Sets New Marathon World Record 2...
Berlin Marathon 2013. Idiot promoting prostitution website ruins Kipsang's big moment Kipsang never got to break the tape due to some idiot spectator somehow finding his way onto the course to cross the finishing line first.
To make the moment all the more unsavoury, the intruder used the occasion to promote a sleazy website that looks to connect prostitutes with "gentlemen with high demands."
We have pixelated out the name of the website in the above picture supplied by Reuters so as not to give this clown any free publicity and can only hope the German police punish him sufficiently.
The 31-year-old Kipsang clocked a time of two hours three minutes and 23 seconds to better the previous mark set by compatriot Patrick Makau in the same race two years ago.
Kipsang, who won the 2012 London Marathon and also took bronze at the Olympics, produced a storming finish to leave compatriot Eliud Kipchoge a distant second almost a minute behind.
"I'm very happy that I have won and broken the world record," Kipsang said in a televised interview after the race.
"I was really inspired by Paul Tergat when he broke the world record here 10 years ago and I'm very happy that I was in a position to break the record on the same course."
Kenyan Tergat's time of 2:04:55 at the 2003 Berlin Marathon was the first to be ratified as a world record by governing body the IAAF, who previously recognised fastest marathon times as world bests.
Makau's mark had looked safe as the leading bunch dropped more than 20 seconds off the pace after 30 kilometres but they clawed back the deficit over the next five kilometres.
With the group whittled down to three runners, Kipsang made his decisive move at the 37 km mark and held off former 5,000 metres world champion Kipchoge before pulling well clear in the final two kilometres on the fastest of the big city courses.
Kipchoge's time of 2:04:05 was a personal best with Geoffrey Kipsang third in 2:06:26.
Berlin marathon top five
1 Wilson Kipsang Kiprotich (Kenya) 2:03:23 WR
2 Eliud Kipchoge (Kenya) 2:04:05
3 Geoffrey Kipsang (Kenya) 2:06:26
4 Stephen Kwelio Chemlany (Kenya) 2:07:44
5 Maswai Kiptanui (Kenya) 2:08:52