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In a first, Kenya's Kipchoge Breaches Two-Hour Marathon Mark - In Pictures

Sports | Associated Press | October 13, 2019, 12:59 pm
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 Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge became the first athlete to run a marathon in under two hours. Kipchoge, 34, covered the 42.2 km distance in one hour 59 minutes 40 seconds. (Image: AP)
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Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge became the first athlete to run a marathon in under two hours. Kipchoge, 34, covered the 42.2 km distance in one hour 59 minutes 40 seconds. (Image: AP)

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 However, this is not an official marathon world record because it was not in open competition and Kipchoge used a team of rotating pacemakers. (Image: AP)
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However, this is not an official marathon world record because it was not in open competition and Kipchoge used a team of rotating pacemakers. (Image: AP)

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 The Kenyan was assisted by a team of 42 pacemakers, including Olympic 1500m champion Matthew Centrowitz, Olympic 5,000m silver medallist Paul Chelimo and the Ingebrigtsen brothers Jakob, Filip and Henrik. His coaches delivered him water and energy gels by bike over the course of the run in the city's Prater park, instead of Kipchoge having to pick up refreshments from a table as in normal competition marathons. (Image: AP)
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The Kenyan was assisted by a team of 42 pacemakers, including Olympic 1500m champion Matthew Centrowitz, Olympic 5,000m silver medallist Paul Chelimo and the Ingebrigtsen brothers Jakob, Filip and Henrik. His coaches delivered him water and energy gels by bike over the course of the run in the city's Prater park, instead of Kipchoge having to pick up refreshments from a table as in normal competition marathons. (Image: AP)

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 Kenyans celebrate Eliud Kipchoge's sub-2 hour marathon time, outside the Kenya International Conference Center in downtown Nairobi, Kenya. (Image: AP)
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Kenyans celebrate Eliud Kipchoge's sub-2 hour marathon time, outside the Kenya International Conference Center in downtown Nairobi, Kenya. (Image: AP)

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 Kenyans celebrate Eliud Kipchoge's sub-2 hour marathon time, outside the Kenya International Conference Center in downtown Nairobi, Kenya. (Image: AP)
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Kenyans celebrate Eliud Kipchoge's sub-2 hour marathon time, outside the Kenya International Conference Center in downtown Nairobi, Kenya. (Image: AP)

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 Thousands of Kenyans come out into the streets to celebrate Eliud Kipchoge's sub-2 hour marathon time, in the Rift Valley town of Eldoret where he lives and trains, in Kenya. (Image: AP)
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Thousands of Kenyans come out into the streets to celebrate Eliud Kipchoge's sub-2 hour marathon time, in the Rift Valley town of Eldoret where he lives and trains, in Kenya. (Image: AP)

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 Kenyans celebrate Eliud Kipchoge's sub-2 hour marathon time, outside the Kenya International Conference Center in downtown Nairobi, Kenya. (Image: AP)
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Kenyans celebrate Eliud Kipchoge's sub-2 hour marathon time, outside the Kenya International Conference Center in downtown Nairobi, Kenya. (Image: AP)

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 Thousands of Kenyans come out into the streets to celebrate Eliud Kipchoge's sub-2 hour marathon time, in the Rift Valley town of Eldoret where he lives and trains, in Kenya. (Image: AP)
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Thousands of Kenyans come out into the streets to celebrate Eliud Kipchoge's sub-2 hour marathon time, in the Rift Valley town of Eldoret where he lives and trains, in Kenya. (Image: AP)

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 Eliud Kipchoge's mother Janet Rotich, seated 2nd left wearing a headscarf, watches on television and celebrates her son's sub-2 hour marathon time, with friends and neighbours, in Kapsisiywa village in the Rift Valley of Kenya. (Image: AP)
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Eliud Kipchoge's mother Janet Rotich, seated 2nd left wearing a headscarf, watches on television and celebrates her son's sub-2 hour marathon time, with friends and neighbours, in Kapsisiywa village in the Rift Valley of Kenya. (Image: AP)

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 Eliud Kipchoge's mother Janet Rotich holds a photograph of her son as she celebrates his sub-2 hour marathon time, with friends and neighbours, in Kapsisiywa village in the Rift Valley of Kenya. (Image: AP)
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Eliud Kipchoge's mother Janet Rotich holds a photograph of her son as she celebrates his sub-2 hour marathon time, with friends and neighbours, in Kapsisiywa village in the Rift Valley of Kenya. (Image: AP)

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