Is it possible to run a marathon in under 2 hours? Olympic champion and world record holder for the marathon, Eliud Kipchoge, and his team proved Saturday morning the answer is yes.
In front of a cheering crowd, the 34-year-old Kenyan native ran 26.2 miles in an unprecedented time of 1:59:40. His average mile time was four minutes and 33 seconds. He did it in the INEOS 1.59 Challenge, a run designed specifically for him, at Prater Park in Vienna, Austria.