Kipchoge covered the 26.2 miles in one hour 59 minutes 40 seconds in the Ineos 1:59 Challenge in Vienna, Austria on Saturday.
?? 1954 Roger Bannister breaks the 4-minute mile
?? 1969 Neil Armstrong walks on the moon
?? 2009 @UsainBolt runs 100m in 09.58
— INEOS 1:59 Challenge (@INEOS159) October 12, 2019
This feat will not be recognized officially as the marathon world record because it was not in open competition and he used a team of rotating pacemakers.
“This shows no-one is limited,” said Kipchoge. “Now I’ve done it, I am expecting more people to do it after me.”
To read more: https://www.bbc.com/sport/athletics/50025543
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