Kipchoge breaks two-hour marathon mark by 20 seconds
Addis Ababa, October 12, 2019 (FBC) – Eliud Kipchoge has become the first athlete to run a marathon in under two hours, beating the mark by 20 seconds.
The Kenyan, 34, covered the 42.2km in one hour 59 minutes 40 seconds in the Ineos 1:59 Challenge in Vienna, Austria on Saturday.
It will not be recognised as the official marathon world record because it was not in open competition and he used a team of rotating pacemakers.
The Olympic champion missed out by 25 seconds in a previous attempt at the Italian Grand Prix circuit at Monza in 2017.