NANDI COUNTY’S ELIUD KIPCHOGE MAKES HISTORY AS HE SHATTERS TWO-HOUR MARATHON BARRIER IN VIENNA BY 20 SECONDS
In becoming the first person to cover the marathon distance in less than two hours, Kipchoge, 34, achieved a sports milestone granted almost mythical status in the running world, breaking through a temporal barrier that many would have deemed untouchable only a few years ago.
“I am the happiest man to run under two hours to inspire people, to tell people that no human being is limited. You can do it. I expect more athletes in the world to run under two hours after today,” he added.
“They (my wife and kids) have given me so much support, I’m happy they came here to witness history,” Kipchoge said at the finish.
“The positivity of sport, I want it to be a clean and interesting sport, wake up early in the morning and run.
On the sidelines of the Ineos 1:59 Challenge, Nandi Governor Stephen Sang met with Dr. Michael Ludwig, the Mayor and Governor of Vienna. They agreed to build a strong network and partnership for the mutual benefit of both counties.