Sub-two Hours
Athletics Weekly|October 17, 2019
Eluid kipchoge becomes the first man to break 120 minutes for the marathon with 1:59:40.2 but not everyone of the methods.

WHETHER you agree with the concept of the INEOS 1:59 Challenge or not, it takes a cold heart not to be stirred by the joy and emotion of Eliud Kipchoge during his final strides in Vienna last weekend.

With 500 metres to go and the world’s first sub-two-hour marathon looking like a formality, the 34-yearold burst to the front for the first time as his peloton of pacemakers broke formation and peeled away.

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