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Eliud Kipchoge makes history by running sub two-hour marathon

Eliud Kipchoge makes history by running sub two-hour marathon



• Kenyan runs unofficial time of 1hr 59min 40sec in Vienna
• World record holder was assisted by 41 pacemakers and lasersEliud Kipchoge made history in Vienna by running the first-ever sub two-hour marathon in a time of 1hr 59min 40sec. Cheered on by thousands of fans, the Kenyan world record holder and Olympic champion completed four laps of a 9.4km circuit around the Prater, a park in the centre of the Austrian capital.Kipchoge achieved the feat with a team of 41 in-and-out pacemakers, seven at a time, whose positions were guided by lasers projected on the road from a support car in front. These assisted conditions, and the fact the run was not part of an open event, mean his achievement will not count as an official world record. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/oct/12/eliud-kipchoge-makes-history-sub-two-hour-marathon

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Publish date : 2019-10-12 08:15:30

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