Eliud Kipchoge just became the first athlete to ever run a marathon in under two hours. The Kenyan Olympic champion just set a world-first time at the INEOS 1:59 challenge in Vienna, Austria, completing the 26.2 mile course in one hour, 59 minutes and 40 seconds.
"This shows no-one is limited," the 34-year-old gold medallist said. "Now I've done it, I am expecting more people to do it after me... This shows the positivity of sport. I want to make it a clean and interesting sport. Together when we run, we can make it a beautiful world."
However, Kipchoge's achievement will not count as an official world record, as the INEOS 1:59 was not an open competition, but rather an event designed with the specific goal of breaking the two hour mark — which Kipchoge did by a whole 20 seconds.