2 hour marathon barrier broken

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    Eliud Kipchoge runs 1:59 marathon, first to break 2 hours

    "Eliud Kipchoge ran a marathon in 1 hour, 59 minutes, 40 seconds, becoming the first person to break two hours for 26.2 miles in a special event in Vienna on Saturday morning."

    That comes out to about 4:34 per mile.
     
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    WOW that is phenomenal!
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    Very impressive feat, but it is a bit subdued given it was not a actual race on a course built for his strengths. But still very impressive.
     
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    What do you mean built to his strengths? Were they running downhill or something?
     
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    It was closed course, and he had pacers and a pace car. But he still had to run 4 minutes 34 seconds per mile for over 26 miles. Most of us would collapse trying to run that pace even for a short distance. I sure would.
     
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    the Africans usually win those....Kenya does well
     

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