Kipchoge’s marathon record, Mayer’s decathlon score ratified

MONACO (AP) — Eliud Kipchoge’s marathon world record and Kevin Mayer’s record score in the decathlon have been ratified by the IAAF.

Kipchoge, who is from Kenya, and Mayer, a Frenchman, each set their records on Sept. 16.

By winning the Berlin Marathon in 2 hours, 1 minute, 39 seconds, Kipchoge knocked more than a minute off the previous record set by Dennis Kimetto.

Mayer set a record of 9,126 points at a meet in Talence, France, beating Ashton Eaton’s previous mark of 9,045 from the 2015 world championships.

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