INEOS 1:59: Eliud Kipchoge makes history as first man to run 42km under 2 hours

INEOS 1:59: Eliud Kipchoge makes history as first man to run 42km under 2 hours

- Kipchoge crossed the finishing line after 01:59:40 hours, setting a record as the first marathoner to ever complete 42km in less than 2 hours

- Throughout the race, the Kenyan marathoner kept the pace and it was almost predictable he was destined to victory after covering half the distance in real time

- This was the second time Kipchoge was trying to break the record

- In 2017, he completed the race after 2:00:25 hours

- The 2019 INEOS 1:59 challenge was sponsored by British billionaire James Ratcliff

- It was aimed at inspiring the world to believe in possibilities hence dubbed "no human is limited"

Kenyan renowned marathoner Eliud Kipchoge has left the world in ululation and jubilation after becoming the first man to complete 42km race in less than 2 hours.

The composed and focused Kipchoge did not blink an eye throughout the race proving he was a man on a mission to make history, and history he made with a spectacular 01:59:40 record.

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Kipchoge completed the first 10km in 28 mins 20sec which was one second quicker than his 2017 record he set in Monza, Italy

Keeping the pace and eye on the goal, the marathon maestro stretched past the 15km mark in a record 42 mins 38sescs

With nearly half the race (21km) Kipchoge still looked strong, composed and showed no sign of straining.

His pacemakers were well organised and passionately accorded Kipchoge an incredible company that saw changeovers being switched professionally throughout the race.

With 25km into the race, the gifted marathoner continued to glide through the Austrian streets with his defined trademark running pace leaving fans in ululation every time he sprinted passed them.

At 30km, Kipchoge remained strong and focused with only 17km standing between him and history.

Unrelentingly, the iconic marathoner kept the faith and spirit as he stretched past 35km mark while still on target.

With only 5km left between him and history, tension and anxiety gripped fans, the world was thrown into silence as they waited with bated breathe to witnessed history.

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At 01:59:40, the resilient Kipchoge crossed the finishing line and threw the world into jubilation and celebrations.

Earlier, had reported how Nigerian sprinter Divine Oduduru took to social media to announce that he has signed a big endorsement deal with sports kit giant Puma.

Oduduru who spent the last three years honing his trade with American institution Texas Tech, recently set a new national record twice in the 200 meters.

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