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Kenya's Kipchoge breaks the 2-hour mark for marathons

Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge made athletics history on Saturday when he became the first person to run a marathon in under two hours although his remarkable effort will not be recognised by the sport's governing body.

The Olympic marathon champion and world record holder completed a course around Vienna's Prater Park in one hour 59:40 minutes on a cool, misty and windless autumnal morning.

Guided by rotating seven-man teams of pacesetters, many of themselves renowned athletes, and an electric pacecar which shone green lasers onto the track, Kipchoge averaged around 2.50 minutes per kilometre.

Printable version | Jan 22, 2021 6:04:06 PM | https://www.thehindu.com/sport/kenyas-kipchoge-breaks-the-2-hour-mark-for-marathons/article29672532.ece

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