Eliud Kipchoge sets new world record in Berlin marathon win

Eliud Kipchoge runs to win the 45th Berlin Marathon in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Eliud Kipchoge set a new world record in 2 hours 1 min

Eliud Kipchoge runs to win the 45th Berlin Marathon in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Eliud Kipchoge set a new world record in 2 hours 1 min

Eliud Kipchoge stars for the 45th Berlin Marathon in Berlin, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Eliud Kipchoge stars for the 45th Berlin Marathon in Berlin, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

BERLIN (AP) — Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge has broken the marathon world record, winning the Berlin race in 2 hours, 1 minute and 40 seconds on Sunday.

The Kenyan defended his title in the German capital, pulling ahead of his competitors early on amid perfect running conditions.

He broke the previous world record set in Berlin by fellow Kenyan Dennis Kimetto in 2014 by 1 minute and 17 seconds.