The former marathon world record was held by Dennis Kimetto, who clocked 2:02:57 in Berlin in 2014, no one was able to beat that record till Eliud Kipchoge sliced nearly 1 minute and 20 seconds off Kimetto’s best in an amazing time of 2:01:39.
According to BBC, the Kenyan’s average speed in the race was 13 miles per hour. With that speed, he was able to cover 30 kilometres in 1:26:45 – the fastest time ever recorded for that distance.
Last year, Kipchoge finished an unsanctioned marathon in 2 hours and 25 seconds, narrowly missing the chance of becoming the first athlete ever to run a marathon in under two hours. His performance in Berlin shows that the feat can still be achieved.
He took to his twitter handle to share his excitement and thank his team for standing by him, he is also one of the recent ambassadors of Nike’s “Just Do It” campaign.