They said it might never be possible but Eliud Kipchoge has just become the first ever person to break the 2-hour barrier for the marathon. The 34-year-old Kenyan completed the course in Vienna, Austria, in an incredible one hour, 59 minutes and 40 seconds. The time will not be an official world record – Kipchoge was racing alone and assisted by 41 pacemakers, including former Olympic and world record holders. However, this achievement is still an historic moment in distance running.
Find out more about how the official 2-hour record might be breached, and the implications for all marathon runners in this Peak Performance article: https://www.peakendurancesport.com/endurance-training/base-endurance-training/sub-2-hour-marathon-will-take-can-learn/