Saturday, October 12, 2019
Kenyan runner shatters world record (video)
Eliud Kipchoge is first person to run a marathon in under 2 hours
Eliud Kipchoge ran a marathon in 1 hour, 59 minutes, 40 seconds, becoming the first person in the world to break two hours at a special event in Vienna, Saturday morning."
The Kenyan national completed the feat at a special event set up for his attempt to break the two-hour mark in Vienna, Austria. He ended up completing the 26.2 mile course with an unofficial 1:59:40 time.
"It has taken 65 years for a human being to make history in sport after Roger Bannister,” Kipchoge told NBC Sports (olympics.nbcsports.com). Bannister is the British man who was the first person to run a 4 minutes mile in 1954. "I can tell people that no human is limited. I expect more people all over the world to run under two hours after today."
The event was held at the Prater, a park in Vienna that had fans of the running lining up around the six-mile circuit course. More