Meet Kenyan man who ran Marathon under 2hrs – unbelievable
I introduce to you Eliud Kipchoge who successfully completed his superhuman attempt to become the first-ever runner to break the sub two-hour marathon in Austria on Saturday.
Eluid Kipchoge is had claimed that this quest, dubbed as ‘INEOS 1:59 Challenge’, would be comparable in the annals of human achievement to standing on the moon or scaling Everest for the first time.
And he cemented his name in the history books as battled through the pain and defied the odds to make marathon history.
The reigning Olympic champion, whose record-breaking attempt took place in the Prater park in the Austrian capital of Vienna, crossed the line in 1 hour 59 minutes 40 seconds in Vienna.
Afterwards he told the BBC: “I am feeling good. After Roger Bannister in 1954 it took another 63 years, I tried and I did not get it. After 65 years, I am the first man! I want to inspire many people, that no human is limited.”