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.
Genuinely shedding a tear at the incredible Eliud Kipchoge footage. The sheer joy on everyone’s faces.