Eliud Kipchoge’s sub-two hour marathon may herald even faster times

Humans 14 October 2019 By Adam Vaughan Eliud Kipchoge crosses the finish line of a specially designed marathon course in ViennaALEX HALADA/GettyEliud Kipchoge has become the first person to run a marathon in under two hours, breaking the totemic milestone by 20 seconds. A previous effort by the Kenya runner two years ago fell short…



Humans



14 October 2019

By Adam Vaughan

Eliud Kipchoge celebrates as he crosses the finishing line

Eliud Kipchoge crosses the finish line of a specially designed marathon course in Vienna

ALEX HALADA/Getty

Eliud Kipchoge has become the first person to run a marathon in under two hours, breaking the totemic milestone by 20 seconds.

A previous effort by the Kenya runner two years ago fell short by 25 seconds, but on Saturday in Vienna he ended smiling and pointing to the crowd as he accelerated through his final kilometre to finish in 01:59:40.

The feat will not be recognised as an official world marathon record because it was not a race and the elite …

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