People are being moved to tears after Eliud Kipchoge makes history by running sub two-hour marathon

Greg Evans
Saturday 12 October 2019 08:30
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The athlete Eliud Kipchoge has become the first person ever to break the two-marathon barrier at the Ineos 1:59 challenge in Vienna, Austria.

The Kenyan star completed the 26.2 mile challenge in 1:59:40, the shortest time ever recorded. He achieved this incredible goal using pacemakers and the special Nike ZoomX Vaporfly shoe.

Despite the 34-year-old becoming the first person to ever run a marathon in such a time the achievement will unfortunately not be recognised as an officially sanctioned time to the assistance of the pacemakers and the Ineos challenge not being an official race as he wasn't running against anyone else, barring the clock. That being said it will be included in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Regardless his feat has sent the world into raptures with some people admitting that they were moved to tears as he crossed the finish line.

This person's mother was crying just 10 minutes into the race.

Just look at what it means to these people in Nairobi.

Thank you, Eliud Kipchoge for making so many people happy on this wet and cold October morning.

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