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Kipchoge is first to dip under 2 hours for marathon

10 days ago   |   By My Sanantonio

VIENNA - Eliud Kipchoge has become the first athlete to run a marathon in less than two hours, although it will not count as a world record.
The Olympic champion and world record holder from Kenya clocked 1 hour, 59 minutes and 40 seconds Saturday at the INEOS 1:59 Challenge, an event set up for the attempt.
"I'm feeling good," Kipchoge said. "I'm the first man, I want to inspire many people that no human is limited."
Kipchoge was supported by 36 pacemakers who accompanied him in alternating groups, one of the reasons the IAAF will not ratify the time as a world record.
The groups were...
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Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge just became the first marathon runner to break the 2-hour barrier

10 days ago   |   By The Washington Post

Eliud Kipchoge made history in Vienna, clocking in at 1 hour, 59 minutes and 40 seconds.
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Athletics-Kipchoge runs unofficial marathon in under two hours

10 days ago   |   By National Post

VIENNA - Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge made athletics history on Saturday when he became the first person to run a marathon in under two hours although his remarkable effort will not be recognized by the sport's governing body.
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‘He didn't even look tired!' Eliud Kipchoge becomes first person to run sub 2-hour marathon

‘He didn't even look tired!' Eliud Kipchoge becomes first person to run sub 2-hour marathon

10 days ago   |   By RT

Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge made history by becoming the first person to run a marathon in under two hours as he smashed that mark by 20 seconds in Vienna, in what is being feted as a landmark day for sport.
Kipchoge, 34, covered the 26.2-mile course in the Austrian capital in 1 hour 59 minutes and 40 seconds, in what is being described as a landmark day for sport.
The achievement came at a specially-organized event by British chemicals giant Ineos at which all the conditions were carefully calibrated to give Kipchoge the best chance of success.
He was accompanied by an army of 41 rotating...
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Eliud Kipchoge becomes first person to run marathon in less than 2 hours

Eliud Kipchoge becomes first person to run marathon in less than 2 hours

10 days ago   |   By New York Post

VIENNA - Eliud Kipchoge has become the first athlete to run a marathon in less than two hours, although it will not count as a world record. The Olympic champion and world record holder from Kenya clocked 1 hour, 59 minutes and 40 seconds Saturday at the INEOS 1:59 Challenge, an event set up for...
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Eliud Kipchoge Breaks Two-Hour Marathon Barrier

10 days ago   |   By NY Times

In Vienna, the Kenyan achieved a milestone once believed to be unattainable. But his time, 1:59:40, will not be recognized as a world record.
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