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RR    PA’s Malcolm Richards first American at Berlin Marathon

Back on April 9th, Malcolm Richards set the Men’s World Record for the rarely contested indoor Marathon by running 2:21:56 at the Armory Track & Field Center in NYC. Yesterday he added to his Marathon bona fides by being the first American at the Berlin Marathon. Richards took advantage of the super fast Berlin course to set a PR time of 2:15:10 – he was 15th overall.
The race wa won by the great, and now fully healthy, Kenenisa Bekele in the second fastest time in history, 2:03:03. Bekele just missed Dennis Kimetto’s WR of 2:02:57, set on the same course in 2014, but easily broke Haile Gebrselassie’s Ethiopian national record of 2:03:59.