Two of the biggest stars from the 2014 Berlin Marathon share their thoughts.
It was an unforgettable day at the 2014 Berlin Marathon over the weekend—one that the running community will be buzzing about for a long time. It was highlighted, of course, by Dennis Kimetto of Kenya running the fastest marathon ever. His time of 2:02:57 broke the world record by 26 seconds. Second place Emmanuel Mutai also had a day to remember, finishing in 2:03:13.
On the women’s side, Shalane Flanagan of the United States fell short of beating Deena Kastor’s American record, but her 2:21:14 is a personal best and another impressive performance with the world watching. She finished third overall.
Universal Sports spoke with Kimetto and Flanagan after their race to get their immediate thoughts on how the day went—and what they feel they’re capable of going forward: