The achievement of Eliud Kipchoge was recognised by Guinness World Records with the titles ‘Fastest marathon distance (male)’ and ‘First marathon distance run under two hours’.
Mr. Kipchoge ran 42 kilometres in 1 hour, 59 minutes and 40 seconds at Vienna’s Prater-Hauptallee – a feat once considered beyond human’s reach.
He was on goal to break the record during the first half of Vienna’s Prater Park on 12th of October, after completing 21 kilometres in 59.35 minutes.
Kipchoge won the Olympic marathon in 2016 and set the marathon world record of 2:01:39 on 16 September 2018, at the 2018 Berlin Marathon.
His run broke the previous world record by 1 minute and 18 seconds. It was the greatest improvement in a marathon world record time since 1967.
On 12 October 2019, Kipchoge ran the marathon distance on a special course in Vienna, achieving a time of 1:59:40.
The achievement was recognised by Guinness World Records with the titles ‘Fastest marathon distance (male)’ and ‘First marathon distance run under two hours’.
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