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Tigst Assefa, a 26-year-old Ethiopian athlete, broke the women's marathon world record in Berlin. 

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She didn't just break the record; she shattered it by over two minutes. 

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Assefa is the first woman ever to complete a marathon in under 2 hours and 12 minutes. 

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This remarkable feat was achieved in only her third marathon race. 

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The previous record of 2 hours, 14 minutes, and 4 seconds was set by Brigid Kosgei in 2019. 

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The previous record of 2 hours, 14 minutes, and 4 seconds was set by Brigid Kosgei in 2019. 

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Assefa's victory margin was nearly six minutes ahead of the second-place finisher, Sheila Chepkirui from Kenya. 

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Tanzania's Magdalena Shauri secured the third position with a time of 2 hours, 18 minutes, and 41 seconds. 

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A total of eight women in the race completed the marathon in under 2 hours and 20 minutes. 

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Annie Frisbie was the top American runner, finishing 17th with a time of 2 hours, 27 minutes, and 2 seconds. 

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