Eliud Kipchoge just ran his 2-hour record-shattering marathon
It's not often that you hear of someone running 26.2 miles in less than two hours. Eliud Kipchoge, this weekend, became the first ever man to break the two-hour barrier in a marathon after finishing with a time of 1:59:40 in Vienna.
"I am feeling good. After Roger Bannister in 1954 it took another 63 years," he said.
He was assited in the challenge by 41 pacemakers and technology in the form of a car with a laser beam in front of them setting the pace.
"I tried and I did not get it - 65 years, I am the first man - I want to inspire many people, that no human is limited. Absolutely remember the 41 pacemakers are among the best athletes ever in the world."
1954 Roger Bannister breaks the 4-minute mile
1969 Neil Armstrong walks on the moon
2009 @UsainBolt runs 100m in 09.58
2019 @EliudKipchoge runs a sub two-hour marathon#INEOS159 #NoHumanIsLimited pic.twitter.com/HMXnxRohE3— INEOS 1:59 Challenge (@INEOS159) October 12, 2019
According to the Associated Press, Olympic champion Kipchoge performed his feat under conditions so tightly controlled to maximise his success that it won’t appear in the record books.
But despite that, the Kenyan still holds the world record for the fastest men’s marathon time of 2:01:39 time in the Berlin Marathon 2018.