Kilometer Splits For Tigist Assefa’s 2:11:53 WR


SHOCKING HERSELF, her coach and the marathon community, Tigist Assefa ran an astonishing 2:11:53 World Record at Sunday’s Berlin Marathon. The 26-year-old Ethiopian pared a whopping 2:11 off Brigid Koskei’s 2:14:04 record run at the Chicago Marathon in 2019.

Assefa surged away from Kenyan Sheila Chepkirui at 15K and flew away from the field and into the history books, becoming the first woman to break 2:14, 2:13, and 2:12, with a 66:20/65:33 negative-split effort.

Here is the full set of kilometer splits from Assefa’s World Record run courtesy of the Berlin Marathon Pace Display Team of Helmut Winter, Colin Winter and Sean Hartnett.

49th Berlin Marathon on September 24, 2023

Unofficial Live Hand-Timed Splits for Women’s Leader (click on table below to view as a PDF)

Berlin Pace Display Team — Helmut Winter, Colin Winter and Sean Hartnett