The athelete from KenyaEliud Kipchoge has ran a marathon in an unbelievable span of 1hour, 59 minutes and 40 seconds. as he accepted 1:59 Ineos Challenge in Vienna .He is the first athlete to run a sub-two-hour marathon -with a mind blowing 26.2 miles.
He did a fantastic job although it’s not an open competition,so he won’t bag a world record. Nonetheless ,he holds the current world record after he took on the Berlin Marathon and finished in 2:01:39.
This 34 YO athlete did his task efforlessly when compared to others on field.
Kipchoge said: “I am feeling good. After Roger Bannister in 1954 it took another 63 years, I tried and I did not get it – 65 years, I am the first man – I want to inspire many people, that no human is limited.“
He further Added: “Absolutely remember the 41 pacemakers are among the best athletes ever in the world.”
“I can say thank you to them, I appreciate them for accepting and together we made history on this one.
“We can make this world a beautiful world and a peaceful world. My wife and three children, I am happy for them to come and witness history.
“The positively of sport, I want to make it a clean sport and an interesting sport.”
Earlier he missed out on the Ineos 1:59 Challenge in Monza in 2017 by just 26 seconds – so he got more curious and decided to go Vienna .
Speaking to the BBC before he took on the challenge, Kipchoge said: “That run in Berlin and this run in Vienna are two different things.
“Berlin was running and breaking a world record – Vienna is running and making history, like the first man to go to the moon.
“I am trying to stay as calm as possible.”he quoted.
Many congratulations to the champion..