Dennis Kimetto, RBR September 2014 Global Athlete of the Month, video from The Shoe Addicts, note by Larry Eder

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Before the break: Dennis Kimetto on the way to making history, 
September 28, 2014, photo by

There come a time in all of our races, where we have to answer "the question. " If you ask nearly anyone who has run an American record, European record or World record, there comes a time in each race where one must overcome the fear, the nagging self-doubt, and go where someone else has not gone before, or perhaps, where you have not gone before. 

World records have been set before in Berlin, but this year was different. There were two men who could break, repeat, did break the WR in one race. Dennis Kimetto took twenty-six seconds off the record and Emmanuel Mutai took thirteen seconds (he took second). 

2:02.57 is an amazing time, and an amazing World record. It is the fastest time anyone has run up until that day. Celebrate that, don't start talking about two hour marathons. Dennis Kimetto himself said that he can run faster. 

But for the month of September, and for some time in the future, I believe, we will be saluting Dennis Kimetto for being the RunBlogRun Global Athlete of the Month for September 2014. 

Dennis Kimetto has broken two hours, three minutes in the marathon! What else can be said? 

Special thanks to The Shoe Addicts for producing this video for RunBlogRun. 

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