|(Dennis Kimetto breaks the tape, and new territory for the marathon WR)|
Kimetto famously began training seriously after a chance encounter with New York City and Boston Marathon course record holder Geoffrey Mutai in 2010, who invited him to join his training group. It was two years later (2012 Berlin Marathon), when Geoffrey Mutai took a 1-second victory over Kimetto – that the world first learned of his true ability. When Kimetto later was on a 2:03 pace at the 2013 Chicago Marathon (where he finished in 2:03:52, just 7 seconds behind Emmanuel Mutai), even the current marathon world record holder, Wilson Kipsang (2:03:23), took notice and claimed he was the one to watch. Turns out, he was right!
26.2 seconds off the marathon world record...one second at a time, they chip away to a sub-2!