Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge breaks 2 hour marathon barrier

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge breaks 2 hour marathon barrier

One year to the day after setting a new marathon record in Berlin, Eliud Kipchoge broke the 2 hour barrier for the marathon today in Vienna, Austria. The course was flat 9.6km sections in a shaded park.

Accompanied by a team of rotating pacers, Kipchoge crossed the finish line in 1h 59m 40s.

Kipchoge's last attempt at breaking the 2 hour barrier was back in 2017 when he ran 2h 00m 25s.

While this time won't be an official marathon record due to the team of pacers, Kipchoge still holds the official record of 2h 01m 39s which he set in Berlin in 2018.

Some of the high high pacers on his team were Bernard Lagat, Lopez Lomong, Matthew Centrowitz, Paul Chelimo, and the talented Norwegian siblings Henrik, Filip, and Jakob Ingebrigtsen.