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• Eliud Kipchoge Breaks 2 Hours in the Marathon With 1:59:40

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Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge became the first man in history to run a marathon in under two hours on Saturday (12) in Vienna at Ineos 1:59 Challenge.

The 34-year-old Kipchoge clocked an incredible 1:59:40 beating the 2-hour barrier by 20 seconds.

His record will not be recognised as a Marathon World record by the IAAF since he used a team of 35 rotating pacemakers.

"This shows no-one is limited," said Kipchoge.

“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,” 

"Now I've done it, I am expecting more people to do it after me." he added.

Kipchoge holds the official marthon World record at 2:01:39 he set last year at Berlin Marathon.



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