Sub 2 Hour Marathon – Eliud Kipchoge

On October 12, 2019 Eliud Kipchoge was the first person to ever run a marathon in under 2 hours. This feat was attempted several times by this phenomenal athlete, but this past Saturday, he did the near impossible. A scientific paper said that with perfect conditions and running efficiency, the best time a human can achieve is 1:57:58. Eliud was able to run the marathon in 1:59:40. For reference that is running a mile in 4 minutes 33 seconds 26 times. During his run he had several world class pacers running a long side him and also a vehicle that had a laser projecting the pace that he should be running at. Overall this is an incredible feat that many truly believed was impossible.

Sources: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A73HQwEct-o

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