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BERLIN, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 25:  Patrick Makau of Kenia celebrates victory and a new world record during the BMW Berlin Marathon on September 25, 2011 in Berlin, Germany.  (Photo by Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 25: Patrick Makau of Kenia celebrates victory and a new world record during the BMW Berlin Marathon on September 25, 2011 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images)
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Non-Makau links below the jump.

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