A momentous occasion as thousands of Viennese jammed the streets of the Austrian Capital, Vienna to cheer Eliud Kipchoge to a recording setting sub-2 hours marathon win.

We've made it - Eliud Kipchoge
Eliud Kipchoge in action during the last seconds to making history

And the Austrians were the most privileged to witness and host this historical fete.

The race that started at 9.15 am local time, ended with exactly 1:59:40.2 record time, a true reflection of the new Marathon Record Eliud has set.

“There are no guarantees in sports,” Jim Ratcliffe, the billionaire founder of INEOS, said to Kipchoge after the finish. “You could have had a bad day. But you had a really good day.”

Despite not being considered a world record, the bid will still make history – with no one ever running 26.2 miles quicker than 1:59.

Eliud’s quest for a sub-two-hour marathon is not for himself, it is for the sport, it is to inspire others and to prove no human is limited.

Eliud had with him a set of 41 pacemakers, with 15 of them being Kenya’s most celebrated marathoners – Olympic medalists and others.

INEOS159 Pacemakers
Eliud Kipchoge and his team of Pacemakers

His 21km record of 59:93 was incredibly fast. The 40km split was 1:53:36 – some 28 seconds quicker than at the same point in Monza, Italy.

Eliud is

  • 3X OLYMPIC MEDALIST
  • 3X ATHLETICS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MEDALIST
  • 3X WORLD MARATHON MAJORS GOLD MEDALIST

From us in Kisumu, we say Congratulations Eliud! You’ve made history! No Human Is Limited.

#INEOS159, #Eliud159, #NOHUMANISLIMITED, #Breaking2

Who Sets The Limits Anyway.

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2 Comments

  1. Encounters Africa Blog

    October 12, 2019 at 9:36 am

    Proud moment for Kenya.

    Reply

    • Nyakach Denis

      October 12, 2019 at 9:48 am

      Surely very momentous. We celebrate him.
      For sure no human is limited.
      We must strive to never set limits.

      Reply

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