Eliud Kipchonge makes history: Breaks legendary marathon record

Eliud Kipchonge makes history: Breaks legendary marathon record

- Eliud Kipchonge made history in Vienna on Saturday when he managed to defy the odds

- The Kenyan athlete broke a two-hour barrier for a marathon on a specialised course

- Citizens were beyond proud in Kipchonge's achievement, showering him in love and support

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Eliud Kipchonge flew the Kenyan flag high on Saturday when he shattered a two-hour record in a Vienna marathon.

Coming in hot with a time of 1hr 59min 40.2sec, flying through a specially prepped course where he was shadowed by over 40 pacemakers, Briefly.co.za gathered.

However, this is not the first time the Olympic legend has managed to push limits. He currently holds the men's world record for the Berlin marathon which he smashed with a time of 2hr 01min 39sec last year.

Commenting on his achievement Eliud described nearing the finish line as the best moment of his life, further saying that:

"I have tried and I am the happiest man to run under two hours in order to inspire many people, to tell people than no human is limited. I am expecting more athletes all over the world to run under two hours after today."

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Patrick Sang, who coaches the icon, says that he had managed to inspire everyone to push the limits:

"Records are meant to be broken, so down the line someone will try again, but history has been made. It's unbelievable."

Sport24 reports that scores of fans had cheered the athlete on whenever he happened to pass them by.

Social media was abuzz with celebrations over this massive achievement, with countless messages congratulating Kipchonge on his success.

Take a look at what they had to say in the posts below:

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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