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

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.”


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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