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Tigist Asefa makes history at the Berlin marathon

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Michel Martin. Tigist Assefa just made history at the Berlin Marathon. The 26-year-old Ethiopian athlete ran the 26.2 miles in just 2 hours, 11 minutes and 53 seconds, beating the previous women's world record by more than two minutes. Assefa began her career running shorter distances on track. She only started running marathons last year. Talk about record timing.

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