Kenyan marathoner sets record by becoming first man to complete 42km race in less than 2hours
Kenyan renowned marathoner Eliud Kipchoge has left the world in jubilation after becoming the first man to complete 42km race in less than 2 hours. The composed and focused Kipchoge did not blink an eye throughout the race proving he was a man on a mission to make history, and history he made with a spectacular 01:59:40 record.
Kipchoge completed the first 10km in 28 mins 20sec which was one second quicker than his 2017 record he set in Monza, Italy Keeping the pace and eye on the goal, the marathon maestro stretched past the 15km mark in a record 42 mins 38sescs With nearly half the race (21km) Kipchoge still looked strong, composed and showed no sign of straining.
His pacemakers were well organised and passionately accorded Kipchoge an incredible company that saw changeovers being switched professionally throughout the race. With 25km into the race, the gifted marathoner continued to glide through the Austrian streets with his defined trademark running pace leaving fans in ululation every time he sprinted passed them.
At 30km, Kipchoge remained strong and focused with only 17km standing between him and history.
Unrelentingly, the iconic marathoner kept the faith and spirit as he stretched past 35km mark while still on target.
With only 5km left between him and history, tension and anxiety gripped fans, the world was thrown into silence as they waited with bated breathe to witnessed history. At 01:59:40, the resilient Kipchoge crossed the finishing line and threw the world into jubilation and celebrations.