The World record holder and Olympic champion, Eliud Kipchoge, has been a trail-blazer throughout the long-distance running scene, with the legendary athlete achieving some of the most unbelievable feats over the course of his long career.
Well, recently the 34-year-old Kenyan blew everyone away by completing a marathon in under two hours, performing at a pace that has never been achieved before. Specifically, Kipchoge ran four laps of a 9.4km circuit around the Prater, a park in the centre of the Austrian capital. Each kilometre was consistently run within 2 minutes and 50 seconds, something which was tracked via lasers from a cruising car.
Now although Eliud completed the distances in under two hours, the feat will not be an official world record due to a couple of reasons. The first being the fact that Eliud was assisted with his pacing, while the second is due to the run not being completed within an open event. Either way, we couldn’t do it.