Berlin Marathon: Double win for Kenya

It was a double win for Kenya at this year's Berlin Marathon, with Eliud Kipchoge and Gladys Cherono running to victory. While sub-2 and world record-setting goals were scupped by wet conditions, Kipchoge crossed the line in 2:03:32. He overcame strong competition from Ethiopian Guye Adola who at times took the lead and came an unprecedented second in 2:03:46 - making his marathon debut the fastest of all time. Adola's fellow Ethiopian Mosinet Geremew came third in 2:06:09.

Men's elite front-runners Kenenisa Bekele and Wilson Kipsang both dropped out at around 30K (18.6 miles), with Kipsang spotted being sick at the side of the race. When Kipchoge was asked about whether this affected his performance later on, he responded that he hadn't known they'd dropped out.

In his post-race interview, Kipchoge said "This was my hardest marathon ever. I still felt confident when Adola went ahead of me. The conditions were not easy and I still think I am still capable of breaking the world record."

Gladys Cherono stormed to first place in 2:20:23, just under a minute off her PB of 2:19:25. While Ethiopia's Ruti Aga led the women's field for a portion of the race, she eventually ended up in second place, with Kenya's Valary Aiyabei in third. Great Britain's Sonia Samuels put on a remarkable performance, coming seventh in 2:29:34, 90 seconds off her PB of 2:28:04.

Cherono says "I am so happy to win because last year I was injured and thought I would never run at this level again. The atmosphere along the course was wonderful for me and the other runners."