The Bayern defender refers to the fact that most of Germany's new faces have known each other for many years, having played in the same club or Germany's youth teams.
"I was thinking to run maybe 1:04:50, but I'm so happy," said the 2016 world half marathon championships gold medalist.
Elsewhere, Sao Paulo beat Fluminense 3-1 at home thanks to second-half goals from Brenner, Luciano Rocha and Vitor Bueno. Wellington Silva was on the scoresheet for the visitors.
Belarus's Victoria Azarenka advanced into the quarterfinals after rallying past Karolina Muchova of the Czech Republic 5-7, 6-1, 6-4.
The victory also moved the Azzurri to top spot in Group A1 with four points from two games, one point clear of the Dutch, who are playing under interim coach Dwight Lodeweges following Ronald Koeman's departure for Barcelona, and third-placed Poland, who came from one goal behind to beat Bosnia and Herzegovina 2-1 in Monday's another action.
It took Ever Bright until the 88th minute to close out the win over Huanghai as Chen Pu converted an open goal through Brazilian Matheus's low cross. Enditem
"I managed to beat this milestone of 100 goals and now for the record (109)," said Ronaldo, who is only outscored by Iran's Ali Daei with 109 international goals. "It's step-by-step. I am not obsessed because I believe the records come in a natural way."
Farah held off Abdi to set a new mark of 21,330m while the Belgian trailed eight meters behind.
Top-ranked Belgium secured a 2-0 win in Denmark, while Raheem Sterling converted a penalty in second-half stoppage time to give England a 1-0 victory in Iceland. Enditem
After successful completing the distance, his emotions turned to "delighted and surprised."
"I got a slipstream, found a gap and timed my sprint perfectly," he said. "But this is more of a surprise than the last win."