Ethiopia's Haile Gebrselassie broke his own world marathon record with an ashtonishing 2:03:59 performance in Berlin today. His previous record 2:04:26 was set on the same course a year ago.
This result was a pleasant surprise, although everyone certainly knew that Geb is capable of something like this. After all the man is 35 years old. What's more, he brushed off a calf injury two weeks ago.
This was already the sixth time the marathon world record has been broken in Berlin. Hmm... maybe there's some truth in the claims that the course is pretty fast. Maybe I should try to break my PR (2:55) there next year?