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In Pictures: Kipchoge historic sub-2 hour marathon run

Updated : October 13, 2019 11:28 AM IST

Eliud Kipchoge has become the first athlete to run a marathon in less than two hours, although it will not count as a world record. The Olympic champion and world record holder from Kenya clocked 1 hour, 59 minutes and 40 seconds Saturday at the INEOS 1:59 Challenge, an event set up for the attempt.

Marathon runner Eliud Kipchoge from Kenya, white vest, and his first pacemaking team leave the start line on Reichsbrucke during the INEOS 1:59 Challenge attempt to run a sub-two-hour marathon in Vienna, Austria. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
Marathon runner Eliud Kipchoge from Kenya, white vest, and his first pacemaking team leave the start line on Reichsbrucke during the INEOS 1:59 Challenge attempt to run a sub-two-hour marathon in Vienna, Austria. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
Like the sub-four-minute mile, running a marathon in less than two hours had seemed impossible — until Saturday.  (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
Like the sub-four-minute mile, running a marathon in less than two hours had seemed impossible — until Saturday.  (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
Olympic champion Kipchoge performed his feat under conditions so tightly controlled to maximize his success that it won't appear in the record books. (Andrew Baker /The INEOS 1:59 Challenge via AP)
Olympic champion Kipchoge performed his feat under conditions so tightly controlled to maximize his success that it won't appear in the record books. (Andrew Baker /The INEOS 1:59 Challenge via AP)
The 34-year-old Kenyan completed the 42.195 kilometres (26.2 miles) in 1 hour, 59 minutes, 40.2 seconds at the INEOS 1:59 Challenge, an event set up for the attempt. (Jed Leicester/The INEOS 1:59 Challenge via AP)
The 34-year-old Kenyan completed the 42.195 kilometres (26.2 miles) in 1 hour, 59 minutes, 40.2 seconds at the INEOS 1:59 Challenge, an event set up for the attempt. (Jed Leicester/The INEOS 1:59 Challenge via AP)
Marathon runner Eliud Kipchoge from Kenya celebrates under the clock after crossing the finish line of the INEOS 1:59 Challenge after 1:59:40 in Vienna, Austria. He is the first human ever to run a marathon under two hours. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
Marathon runner Eliud Kipchoge from Kenya celebrates under the clock after crossing the finish line of the INEOS 1:59 Challenge after 1:59:40 in Vienna, Austria. He is the first human ever to run a marathon under two hours. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
Kenyans celebrate Eliud Kipchoge's sub-2 hour marathon time, outside the Kenya International Conference Center in downtown Nairobi, Kenya. (AP Photo/John Muchucha)
Kenyans celebrate Eliud Kipchoge's sub-2 hour marathon time, outside the Kenya International Conference Center in downtown Nairobi, Kenya. (AP Photo/John Muchucha)
Eliud Kipchoge has become the first athlete to run a marathon in less than two hours, although it will not count as a world record. The Olympic champion and world record holder from Kenya clocked 1 hour, 59 minutes and 40 seconds Saturday at the INEOS 1:59 Challenge, an event set up for the attempt. (Jed Leicester/The INEOS 1:59 Challenge via AP)
Eliud Kipchoge has become the first athlete to run a marathon in less than two hours, although it will not count as a world record. The Olympic champion and world record holder from Kenya clocked 1 hour, 59 minutes and 40 seconds Saturday at the INEOS 1:59 Challenge, an event set up for the attempt. (Jed Leicester/The INEOS 1:59 Challenge via AP)
Thousands of Kenyans come out into the streets to celebrate Eliud Kipchoge's sub-2 hour marathon time, in the Rift Valley town of Eldoret where he lives and trains, in Kenya. Eliud Kipchoge sent shockwaves through the world of sport by becoming the first athlete to break the two-hour barrier for a marathon, at an event set up for the attempt in Austria, although it will not count as a world record. (AP Photo)
Thousands of Kenyans come out into the streets to celebrate Eliud Kipchoge's sub-2 hour marathon time, in the Rift Valley town of Eldoret where he lives and trains, in Kenya. Eliud Kipchoge sent shockwaves through the world of sport by becoming the first athlete to break the two-hour barrier for a marathon, at an event set up for the attempt in Austria, although it will not count as a world record. (AP Photo)
Published : October 13, 2019 11:28 AM IST
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