Patrick Makau of Kenya broke the world record to win the Berlin Marathon on Sunday.
Makau pulled away after 27 kilometers and finished in 2 hours, 3 minutes, 38 seconds.
Haile Gebrselassie of Ethiopia, who held the previous record of 2:03.59, pulled up after Makau's breakaway and seemed on the verge of giving up, but resumed running.
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Makau also won last year's race in driving rain. Sunday's race on Berlin's flat course took place in sunny, mild conditions. (AP)