Overseas Network, Oct. 12, according to the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) on the 12th, Kenyas famous long-distance runner Erud Kipjog finished about 42.195 kilometers in 159 minutes and 40 seconds on the 12th, becoming the first runner to complete the marathon in two hours.
According to CNN reports, the marathon world record holder Kipjog successfully completed the race in 1 hour, 59 minutes and 40 seconds in the challenge of Ineos 1:59 in Vienna, Austria. Im the happiest person, Kipjog said after the game, hoping to inspire more people. No one is limited.
However, the report also pointed out that in the competition, IAAF believed that the sponsors had created favorable conditions for Kipjog, so his achievements might not be recognized by IAAF and it would be difficult to apply for a world record.
Erud Kipjog, a Kenyan marathon runner, has become a shining star in international track and field since he won the gold medal of 5000 meters at the 2003 World Athletics Championships at the age of 19. On September 16, 2018, Kipjog won the Berlin Marathon in 2 hours, 01 minutes and 39 seconds and set a New World Marathon record.
After setting a new world record, Kipjog, with the support of new sponsors, once again challenged the two-hour mark to hit the whole horse. In August this year, Kipjog officially announced his new challenge plan called Ineos 1:59, which is located on Pratt Boulevard in Vienna, the capital of Austria, part of the Vienna City Marathon.