Eliud Kipchoge breaks 2-hour marathon mark by 20 seconds

Eliud Kipchoge has become the first athlete to run a marathon in under two hours, beating the mark by 20 seconds.

Eliud Kipchoge, 34yrs, covered the 26.2 miles (42.2km) in one hour 59 minutes 40 seconds in the Ineos 1:59 Challenge in Vienna, Austria today(Saturday/10th/october/2019).

Before the marathon, Eliud Kipchoge posted this quote on his official twitter handle and what happened next was history.

I don’t know where the limits are, but I would like to go there. Eliud Kipchoge said

Eliud Kipchoge holding the National Flag of Kenya
Eliud Kipchoge holding the National Flag of Kenya

After the marathon he tweeted ;

Today we went to the Moon and came back to earth! I am at a loss for words for all the support I have received from all over the world.

Thank you to all who gave me the opportunity. Asante.

 Eliud Kipchoge lifted up during the Victory Celebration
Eliud Kipchoge lifted up during the Victory Celebration

Below is the embedded tweet from Eliud Kipchoge’s official twitter handle.

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