Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya runs marathon under two hours
Sunday, October 13, 2019
Yesterday, Kenya ran a marathon in less than two hours. This is the first time anyone has been recorded to run a full marathon of 42.195 (approximately 26 ) under this pursued landmark time. It was not, however, an officially sanctioned world record, as it was not an "open race" of the IAAF. His time was 1 hour 59 minutes 40.2 seconds.from
Kipchoge ran in Vienna, Austria. It was an event specifically designed to help Kipchoge break the two hour barrier. Called the , it featured 42 pacemakers — supporting runners. The team included top runners and Olympic champions. They ran with Kipchoge, alternating positions in a surrounding formation.
"They are among the best athletes in the world — so thank you," said Kipchoge after the run. "I appreciate them for accepting this job. We did this one together." He posted on Twitter, "Today we went to the Moon and came back to earth! I am at a loss for words for all the support I have received from all over the world."
- "Eliud Kipchoge breaks two-hour marathon mark by 20 seconds" — , October 13, 2019
- Robert Gearty. "Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge becomes first person to shatter 2-hour marathon barrier" — , October 13, 2019
- Eliud Kipchoge. "@EliudKipchoge on Twitter" — , October 13, 2019