Busting the two-hour barrier, Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge made history on Saturday in Vienna.
With an unofficial time of 1 hour 59 minutes and 40.2 seconds, Kipchoge, who is 34-years-old, has broken a mythical barrier.
Elated on making history, Kipchoge said:
I am the first man – I want to inspire many people, that no human is limited.
Despite making history and grabbing eyeballs all across the globe, the International Association of Athletics Federations will not validate the time as a world record.
Kipchoge almost broke the 2-hour barrier in May, 2017 when he clocked 2 hour 00 minutes and 25 seconds while running on the Monza National Autodrome racing circuit in Italy.