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1 hour, 59 minutes and 40 seconds! In the process of challenging the limits of human endurance, Kenyan runner Kipchoge once again left a mark in the marathon!

Kipchoge becomes first man in marathon

In 2017, Kipchoge ran 2 hours, 00 minutes and 25 seconds in the “Breaking 2” challenge at the Monza circuit in Italy. Now challenging “159” means that he needs to be at least 26 seconds faster on this basis, and Kipchoge needs to increase his speed by another 0.36% of his limit speed.

Compared with the “desolate” scene around the track of the last challenge, this challenge is scheduled to be held in the historic Prater Park in the center of Vienna, the Austrian capital. There will be more spectators along the way and the straight distance will be longer. Event personnel have precise calculations of temperature, time, humidity, wind and other details during the challenge to provide favorable conditions for Kipchoge to break the record.

In addition, this challenge also equipped Kipchoge with a luxury running team of up to 41 people. Among them are American middle-distance running superstar Lagat, European half-marathon record holder Wanders, and the three Norwegian brothers Henrik Ingrigson, Philip Ingrigson and Jacob Ingrig Sen and other famous generals.

In the first 10 kilometers, Kipchoge performed very steadily in 28 minutes and 22 seconds, running at the planned pace of 2 minutes and 50 seconds per kilometer. By 15 kilometers, Kipchoge was 9 seconds faster than his previous “Break 2” challenge at the same time, and is expected to finish in 1 hour, 59 minutes and 44 seconds.

At the 30-kilometer mark, Kipchoge took 1 hour, 25 minutes and 11 seconds, and the finish time is expected to be around 1 hour, 59 minutes and 50 seconds. In the end, Kipchoge finished the race in 1 hour, 59 minutes and 40 seconds, successfully running the marathon under 2 hours and becoming the first person in history.

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