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Martelletti sets club record at Berlin Marathon

PUBLISHED: 16:11 09 October 2008 | UPDATED: 13:41 05 October 2010

PAUL MARTELLETTI smashed the Victoria Park and Tower Hamlets athletics club marathon record in Germany last month with a stunning run that shaved almost two-minutes off the existing mark. Martelletti recorded a time of 2hr 23mins 53secs at the Berlin Mara

PAUL MARTELLETTI smashed the Victoria Park and Tower Hamlets athletics club marathon record in Germany last month with a stunning run that shaved almost two-minutes off the existing mark.

Martelletti recorded a time of 2hr 23mins 53secs at the Berlin Marathon to shatter Geoff Iden's club record, which had stood for more than 50 years.

Iden completed the even in 2hr 25mins 51secs in 1956 but Martelletti easly eclipsed that mark with a series of spectacular split times as he finished 26th overall in the Berlin event, which is one of four races in the World Marathon Majors.

He completed the first 10km of the race in 34mins 40secs, the second 10km in 34mins 35secs and reached the halfway point of the race in 1hr 11mins 21secs.

Martelletti completed the first 20miles in under 1hr 50mins and finally crossed the line 1min 58secs inside Iden's previous club record.

Victoria Park's Jo Singer won the latest Chingford cross-country league race last week, with clubmate Erica Brown comine third.

Claire Sarell was also in the top 10, finishing ninth as Victoria Park and Tower Hamlets produced 10 women in the top 50 finishers.

Richard Bryant was the club's highest-placed male runner, crossing the line in 35th position, followed by Simeon Bennett two places behind.

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