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A Kenyan runner finished a marathon in under 2 hours, sprinting at a 4:34-mile pace. Here's why his record doesn't count

9 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

On October 12, Kenyan runner Eliud Kipchoge completed a marathon in under two hours - his time was 1 hour, 59 minutes, and 40 seconds.
That makes Kipchoge the first person in history to run 26.2 miles in under 2 hours, but the feat won't count as a new world record.
That's because Kipchoge was supported by a rotating team of pace-setters, followed a car that used lasers to indicate the best place to run on the road, and had other advantages not available during a typical marathon.
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