Eliud Kipchoge Breaks Two-Hour Marathon Barrier in 1:59:40

Press release pictures. Free for editorial use and archive. Eliud Kipchoge, current world record holder and winner of the London Marathon 2019, visits the course for the INEOS 1:59 Challenge in Vienna ahead of his attempt to become the first human being to run a sub-two hour marathon. The INEOS 1:59 Challenge. 9 October 2019. Photo: Jon Super for The INEOS 1:59 Challenge

Just like Roger Bannister who became the first man to break the four-minute mile barrier against all odds and in defiance of the experts who thought it impossible so to has Eliud Kipchoge become the first human being to break the two-hour marathon barrier coming in at 1:59:40 in Vienna today. In Eliud’s words….

Free for editorial use and archive. Eliud Kipchoge celebrates as he crosses finish line and makes history to become the first human being to run a marathon in under 2 hours. The INEOS 1:59 Challenge, Vienna, Austria. 12 October 2019. Photo: Thomas Lovelock for The INEOS 1:59 Challenge

“It has taken 65 years for a human being to make history in the sport after Roger Bannister made history in 1954. It took another 63 years, I tried and I did not get it. Now it is 65 years later, I have tried and I got it. I am the happiest man in the world to be the first human to run under two hours and I can tell people that no human is limited. I expect more people all over the world to run under two hours after today.”

ELIUD KIPCHOGE, FIRST HUMAN TO BREAK THE 2 HOUR MARATHON BARRIER

Watch Eliud’s Amazing Triumph to Make History

Congratulations to Eliud! Words cannot describe the physical and mental toughness that this man demonstrates.

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