Kenyan Dennis Kimetto breaks marathon world record in Berlin

Sep 28, 2014, 02:30 PM

Is this one of the greatest stories of sport? Kenyan runner Dennis Kimetto, who has broken the marathon world record in Berlin, was a subsistence farmer who overcame typhoid and malaria to become "one of the greatest athletes of our time". Stefan Smith, AFP's Nairobi bureau chief, tells the Newsroom his story.