Eliud Kipchoge breaks the sub-two-hour marathon barrier

Eliud Kipchoge. The first human being to run a marathon in under 2 hours.
Olympic Marathon Champion Eliud Kipchoge has broken the sub-two-hour marathon barrier in the INEOS159 challenge in Vienna, Austria, clocking 1:59:40.

Working with a team of 41 pacemakers, the race which started at 9:15 am had Kenyans sending morale-boosting messages on social media and was graced by Deputy President William Ruto, Uasin Gishu County Governor Jackson Mandago and Nandi County Governor Stephen Sang.

Speaking after the race, Kipchoge thanked his global fan-base for cheering him on in the limit-breaking race

His wife Grace Kipchoge and their three children were among a host of Kenyan who traveled to Vienna to watch Kipchoge make history by becoming the first man to break the two-hour marathon barrier.