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Eliud Kipchoge Smashes His Own Marathon Record

Finishes the Berlin Marathon in 2:01:09

(Newser) - Eliud Kipchoge not only won the men's division in Sunday's Berlin Marathon, he beat the world record he himself set on the same course in 2018. The 37-year-old Kenyan runner, called the best marathon runner in the world, finished in 2:01:09, 30 seconds faster than his...

Olympic Champ Joins Thousands in Paris Run
Olympic Champ Joins
Thousands in Paris Run

Olympic Champ Joins Thousands in Paris Run

Eliud Kipchoge starts at the back of the race on the Champs-Elysees

(Newser) - Some 3,600 amateur runners faced off Sunday against Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge in a special race in the heart of Paris, an event tied to the city's hosting of the 2024 Olympics. The runners raced along the historic, cobblestoned Champs-Elysees, with Kipchoge starting off last, darting alongside....

He Broke the 2-Hour Marathon 'Barrier.' How? There's No Secret

Eliud Kipchoge did what many believed couldn't be done

(Newser) - For decades, it was believed to be impossible to run a marathon in less than two hours. Then, in October, Eliud Kipchoge became the first person to do it. How? Knox Robinson spent time with Kipchoge at his rural training camp in Kenya, and in an extensive piece for GQ...

Marathon's World Record Has Been Shattered

Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge fells record by more than a minute in Berlin Marathon

(Newser) - Eliud Kipchoge has an Olympic gold medal in the marathon, and has clocked the fastest recorded time of 26.2 miles in an unratified race, but now he holds the official world record—and by quite a bit, coming in at 2 hours, 1 minute, 39 seconds in Sunday's...

Runner Falls 26 Seconds Short of 2-Hour Marathon

'We are human,' Kipchoge says

(Newser) - Eliud Kipchoge was 26 seconds from making history on Saturday but the Olympic champion finished just short of becoming the first person to run a marathon in less than two hours. Kipchoge ran the 26.2 mile around an oval track in an impressive 2 hours, 25 seconds, smashing Dennis...

Kenyans Romp at Chicago Marathon

Eliud Kipchoge, Rita Jeptoo win; 1-2-3 sweep for the men

(Newser) - Kenyans ruled the Chicago Marathon today, with Eliud Kipchoge leading a 1-2-3 men's sweep and compatriot Rita Jeptoo repeating as the women's winner. Kipchoge pulled away over the last two miles for his first major marathon victory, finishing in 2 hours, 4 minutes, 11 seconds. He was followed...

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