Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge becomes first person to run a marathon in under two hours

Eliud Kipchoge made history Saturday, becoming the first person to complete a marathon in under two hours.

The Kenyan clocked in at an unofficial 1 hour, 59 minutes and 40 seconds at an event in Vienna, Austria that was set up for the attempt.

This was the Olympic champion’s second go at breaking the two-hour barrier, long considered a milestone in athletic performance.

“I’m feeling good,” Kipchoge said after the race. “I’m the first man, I want to inspire many people that no human is limited.”

Saturday’s finishing time will not be ratified as an official world record by the sport’s governing body because Kipchoge, 34, was assisted by dozens of pace

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