BREAKING:Eliud Kipchoge becomes the first athlete to run a marathon in less than two hours

Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge has made history as he becomes the first athlete to run a marathon in less than two hours, although the feat will not count as a world record, according to the world athletics body.

The Olympic marathon champion and world record holder completed a course around Vienna’s Prater park in one hour, 59 minutes and 40 seconds on Saturday, October 11th.

Kipchoge was supported by 36 pacemakers who accompanied him in alternating groups, one of the reasons the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) will not ratify the time as a world record.

Running at a consistent average pace of 2:50 minutes per kilometre (4:33.5 minutes per mile), Kipchoge was 11 seconds ahead of schedule halfway through his run.

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