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Kenya’s Kipchoge busts mythical two-hour marathon barrier

The 34-year-old ran forty two kilometres in 1 hour, 59 minutes and 40 seconds at Vienna’s Prater-Hauptallee – an achievement once considered beyond human’s reach. 

Kipchoge was on target to break the record during the first half of Vienna’s Prater Park on Saturday, after completing 21 kilometers in 59.35 minutes. 

During the race, Kipchoge followed behind a car and was assisted by an army of 30 pacemakers. 

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta congratulated Kipchoge in a tweet and said that he has made the country proud by creating history. 

He also said that Kipchoge’s win will inspire future generations to dream big and aspire for greatness.