How Did Eliud Kipchoge Break This Record So Soon?

The New York TimesThat was fast. In a historic run through a Viennese park Saturday morning, Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya broke the two-hour barrier in the marathon, following through on his pre-race musings: “I don't know where the limits are, but I would like to go there.” Clocking ...

October 13th 2019


Eliud Kipchoge and a marathon whose audacity will live long in our memory

The GuardianEliud Kipchoge's completion of a marathon in under two hours was one of those moments. Not so long ago, just the possibility of breaking the two-hour mark seemed beyond imagination. On Saturday, we were witness to that something beyond imagination.

October 13th 2019


'We went for the moon': how Eliud Kipchoge made marathon history

The GuardianThe man behind the attempt, the INneos chief, Sir Jim Ratcliffe, paid tribute to how Kipchoge finished: “That last kilometre where he actually accelerated was superhuman. He ran the first half marathon in under an hour and then he had to do it again.” ...

October 13th 2019


Eliud Kipchoge Makes History by Running First-Ever Marathon in Under Two Hours

Slate MagazineWhat once seemed impossible has become a reality. Kenyan marathoner Eliud Kipchoge became the first person in history to finish a marathon in less than two hours on Saturday in Vienna. Kipchoge completed the 26.2 miles in one hour, fifty-nine minutes, ...

October 13th 2019


Eliud Kipchoge shatters two-hour barrier to crash into the mainstream

The GuardianBut when people are asked who was the first person to run the marathon in less than two hours, they will reply with two words: Eliud Kipchoge. The Kenyan's time – 1:59.40.2 – will trip off the tongue as easily as Roger Bannister's 3:59.4 did for the mile.

October 12th 2019


Eliud Kipchoge Dashes Past 2-Hour Marathon Barrier In Assisted Event

NPRThree-time Olympic medalist Eliud Kipchoge became the first person to run a marathon in under two hours on Saturday morning, clocking in at 1:59:40 as he passed the finish line in Vienna, Austria. "It has taken 65 years for a human being to make history in ...

October 12th 2019


Eliud Kipchoge Becomes First Person in Recorded History to Run a Marathon in Under 2 Hours

TIMEOn Saturday, Eliud Kipchoge became the first person in recorded history to run a 26.2-mile marathon in less than two hours. The 34-year-old Kenyan runner clocked in at 1:59:40.2 at the INEOS 1:59 Challenge in Vienna, Austria. The run, organized ...

October 12th 2019


Kenya's Kipchoge becomes first person to run a marathon in less than two hours

CBS NewsVienna — Eliud Kipchoge sent shockwaves through the world of sport on Saturday by becoming the first athlete to run a marathon in less than two hours. The Olympic champion and world record holder from Kenya clocked 1 hour, 59 minutes and 40.2 ...

October 12th 2019


Eliud Kipchoge Breaks Two-Hour Marathon Barrier

The New York TimesVIENNA — On Saturday morning in Vienna, on a course specially chosen for speed, in an athletic spectacle of historic proportions, Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya ran 26.2 miles in a once-inconceivable time of 1 hour 59 minutes 40 seconds. In becoming the first ...

October 12th 2019