Berlin Marathon 2014: Dennis Kimetto Breaks Marathon World Record with adidas BOOST

Kenyan distance runner Dennis Kimetto ran the fastest marathon in history – by completing the 2014 Berlin Marathon during the weekend, in a mind-blowing time of two hours two minutes and 57 seconds.

He had smashed the previous world record, set at the same race last year by fellow Kenyan marathoner Wilson Kispang, by a staggering 26 seconds at the same Berlin course. Kispang’s previous record had stood at two hours three minutes and 23 seconds.

Kimetto's record-breaking Berlin Marathon win is no mean feat. (Credit: adidas)

Kimetto’s record-breaking Berlin Marathon win is no mean feat. (Credit: adidas)

Kimetto wore super lightweight adidas shoes for the feat

Kimetto had set the world record wearing the super lightweight adidas adizero Adios BOOST shoes.

Said Adrian Leek, General Manager of adidas Running, “Dennis’s world record breaking performance while wearing adidas BOOST demonstrates the result of elite athletes using industry leading innovation to achieve unprecedented feats.”

“We continue to push the boundaries by working closely with our athletes to develop the best products that running has to offer,” he added.

Second place men’s finisher also wore adidas BOOST shoes

The adidas BOOST shoes was also on the feet of second place men’s finisher, Emmanuel Muthai, who had also bettered Kispang’s previous record, by running the marathon in two hours three minutes and 13 seconds.

These record-breaking feats in Berlin contribute to a long line of success for the adidas Adios BOOST following its introduction last year. Former world record holder, Kispang, also ran a course record at the 2014 Virgin Money London Marathon using the adidas Boost shoes.

Dennis Kimetto savours his win - a victory for both himself and adidas.

Dennis Kimetto savours his win – a victory for both himself and adidas.

Features of the record-breaking adidas BOOST shoes

The adidas Boost shoes are available at adidas stores at Marina Bay Sands, Suntec City, Ion Orchard, Paragon and Orchard Gateway.

Featuring hand-crafted design by legendary adizero pioneer Mr Omori, the adidas adizero Aidos BOOST incorporates five key benefits that will deliver more speed than ever before.

These key benefits are as follows.

  1. BOOST TM technology – provides a higher Energy Return than any other foam cushioning material in the running industry.
  2. Microfit upper – a breathable, contoured mesh that makes each movement natural
  3. Continental RubberTM outsole – a high performance rubber outsole that grips the ?ground for better traction and a powerful push-off.
  4. Torsion system – delivers optimum transition and stability
  5. adiwear material – for ultimate durability

The adidas adizero Adios BOOST shoes are priced at SGD239 for a pair.

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