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Eliud Kipchoge breaks 2-hour marathon barrier

9 monthes ago   |   By WGN TV

TOPSHOT - Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge celebrates after busting the mythical two-hour barrier for the marathon on October 12 2019 in Vienna. - Kipchoge holds the men's world record for the distance with a time of 2hr 01min 39sec, which he set in the flat Berlin marathon on September 16, 2018.
He tried in May 2017 to break the two-hour barrier, running on the Monza National Autodrome racing circuit in Italy, failing narrowly in 2hr 00min 25sec. / Austria OUT (Photo by HERBERT NEUBAUER/APA/AFP via Getty Images)
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Eliud Kipchoge Becomes First Person in Recorded History to Run a Marathon in Under 2 Hours

Eliud Kipchoge Becomes First Person in Recorded History to Run a Marathon in Under 2 Hours

9 monthes ago   |   By Time

On Saturday, Eliud Kipchoge became the first person in recorded history to run a 26.2-mile marathon in less than two hours.
The 34-year-old Kenyan runner clocked in at 1:59:40.2 at the INEOS 1:59 Challenge in Vienna, Austria. The run, organized specifically for Kipchonge to break the two-hour marathon barrier, was organized by chemical company INEOS and featured an electric pacer car that shot a laser beam to mark the best position on the road. A team of 41 professional runners also rotated running alongside him to set his pace.
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