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Dennis Kimetto receives World Record Award

Dennis Kimetto receives World Record Award

Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) Secretary General Hugh Jones and RAK half marathon race director Nathan Clayton jointly presented the World Record Award to Dennis Kimetto for his exemplary performance at the BMW Berlin Marathon in 2014. (continues below... )

The Kenyan champion was picked as best among over 370 international athletes. He said he was proud to be recognized by AIMS and its members around the world, and thanked them for the prestigious award. This is his second award after the AIMS Best Marathon Award he received at the AIMS gala in Greece.

31 year old Dennis Kimetto was born in Eldoret, Kenya, and was first recognized at the 2011 Nairobi half marathon. Since then he has been topping podiums in all races he participated in.

He started setting world records at the Tokyo marathon in 2013, Chicago marathon the same year and Berlin marathon in 2014.He currently holds the world record for 25km distance.

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