Athletics. Eliud Kipchoge breaks two-hour marathon mark by 20 seconds.. Pictures and video

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Athletics. Eliud Kipchoge breaks two-hour marathon mark by 20 seconds.. Pictures  and video

Eliud Kipchoge has become the first athlete to run a marathon in under two hours, beating the mark by 20 seconds

The Kenyan, 34, covered the 26.2 miles (42.2km) in one hour 59 minutes 40 seconds in the Ineos 1:59 Challenge in Vienna, Austria on Saturday

It will not be recognised as the official marathon world record because it was not in open competition and he used a team of rotating pacemakers

This shows no-one is limited, » said Kipchoge

Now I’ve done it, I am expecting more people to do it after me

The Olympic champion – who holds the official marathon world record of 2:01:39, set in Berlin, Germany in 2018 – missed out by 25 seconds in a previous attempt at the Italian Grand Prix circuit at Monza in 2017

Knowing he was about to make history on the home straight, the pacemakers dropped back to let Kipchoge sprint over the line alone, roared on by a large crowd in the Austrian capital

The four-time London Marathon winner embraced his wife Grace, grabbed a Kenyan flag and was mobbed by his pacemakers, including many of the world’s best middle and long-distance runners

That was super human

For the sport, it is a challenge to other young athletes that they can perform better than they think. For humanity, it shows you can move to another level

History has been made. It’s unbelievable

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