They said that it was impossible, but Eliud Kipchoge rose to this superhuman challenge. This Kenyan master athlete ran a marathon in under 2 hours. His final time through the streets of Vienna was 1:59:40. CNN quotes him:
“I am the happiest man,” Kipchoge said after the unofficial two-hour marathon, adding that he hopes to have inspired many that “no human is limited.”
Kipchoge ran under carefully controlled conditions, including a pace car that shined a green laser on the pavement in front of him to help him keep at the speed necessary to break the 2-hour barrier.
As a result of these special aids, he may not receive an official title from the International Association of Athletic Federations. But the world will hail him as the man who broke the 2-hour barrier.
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