In the Ineos 1:59 Challenge in Vienna, Austria, Kipjog made history with a success of 1 hour, 59 minutes and 40 seconds. However, IAAF believes that the organizer created favorable conditions for Kipjog, so the record will not be recognized by IAAF.
With the support of Jim Ratcliffe, a British petrochemical billionaire, Kipjog made history. Although its the fastest marathon ever recorded, its not a world record because its not in the race.
In addition to outside help, Kipjog had been preparing for more than seven months. After the dash, he raised his thumbs to his fans and pointed to the giant clock above the finish line.
I hope more athletes will run for two hours after today, Kipjog said.
Source of this article: Netease Sports Responsible Editor: Zhao Ruiqi_NB12596