Finally, someone finished a marathon under two hours, and his name is Eliud Kipchoge. The 34-year-old ran 26.2 smiles in one hour, 59 minutes, and 40 seconds. That’s 20 seconds below the two-hour mark.
He achieved the milestone at the 1:59 challenge in Austria Saturday. However, it is not an official marathon record because it was not an open competition. Also, he used several pacemakers. However, Kipchoge told sports and gambling news outlets that it proved no one is limited.
Kipchoge expects more people to run a marathon under two hours after he proved that it is possible. Despite not recognized as a new record, Kipchoge still holds the official record of 2 hours, one minute, and 39 seconds. He achieved it in Berlin in 2018.
Eliud Kipchoge Unofficial Record Marathon Run
When he was on the home straight, Kipchoge already knew he was about to make history. His pacemakers dropped back to allow the Olympic champion to go over the finish line alone. In addition, the crowd cheered him on.
Once he reached the finish line, he embraced his wife and got a Kenyan flag. Also, his pacemakers mobbed him. He has the world’s best middle- and long-distance runners to pace him throughout his run.
Kipchoge described to a price per head sportsbook his preparation for the event. He said that his feat is comparable to what Sir Roger Bannister did in completing a mile in less than four minutes in 1954.
It took 65 years to make history again after Roger Bannister’s milestone. It showed the positivity of the sport. People said the milestone will bring more interest in the sport of running. When people run together, the world will be a more beautiful place.
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