Athletics: Kipchoge runs unofficial marathon in under two hours

Reuters

Reuters

Author 2019-10-12 10:56:38

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Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge, the marathon world record holder, arrives with pacemakers for the start of his attempt to run a marathon in under two hours in Vienna, Austria, October 12, 2019. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

VIENNA (Reuters) - Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge became the first person to run a marathon in under two hours when he completed the 42 kilometers in one hour 59.40 minutes on Saturday.

The run was not officially recognized by the sport’s governing body IAAF because Kipchoge used rotating pacemakers and a pacecar and was not in official competition.

Writing by Brian Homewood; Editing by Amlan Chakraborty

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