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Saturday, 12 October 2019

BREAKING: Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge Becomes The First Athlete To Finishes A Marathon In Less Than Two Hours

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Kenyan long-distance runner, 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 Kenyan 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.
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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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