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[PHOTOS] Eliud Kipchoge makes history in Ineos challenge

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• Kipchoge ran 4.4 laps of a 9.6 kilometre course.

World record holder Eliud Kipchoge does the Ineos challenge in Vienna, Austria, on Saturday, October 12, 2019.
World record holder Eliud Kipchoge does the Ineos challenge in Vienna, Austria, on Saturday, October 12, 2019.
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World record holder Eliud Kipchoge has made history by being the first human to run a marathon in under two hours.

Kipchoge crossed the finish line in 1:59:40.

Asked how he felt about running under two hours, he said, "I'm the happiest man. I'm feeling good. It's taken 65 years for a human being to make history. I have tried... It means no man is limited."

"The first kilometres were hard. It needs perserverance. I appreciate the 41 pacemakers for volunteering to do the job. I want to tell Kenyans that anyone can step out of their cocoon."

Kipchoge said he wants to make sports an interesting game where people wake up and run.

Here are sights from the Ineos challenge.

Eliud Kipchoge, the marathon world record holder, is congratulated by the CEO of the Ineos chemicals group Jim Ratcliffe, after a successful attempt to run a marathon in under two hours in Vienna, Austria, October 12, 2019.
Eliud Kipchoge, the marathon world record holder, is congratulated by the CEO of the Ineos chemicals group Jim Ratcliffe, after a successful attempt to run a marathon in under two hours in Vienna, Austria, October 12, 2019.
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Eliud Kipchoge, the marathon world record holder, celebrates after a successful attempt to run a marathon in under two hours in Vienna, Austria, October 12, 2019.
Eliud Kipchoge, the marathon world record holder, celebrates after a successful attempt to run a marathon in under two hours in Vienna, Austria, October 12, 2019.
Image: REUTERS
Eliud Kipchoge, the marathon world record holder, celebrates after a successful attempt to run a marathon in under two hours in Vienna, Austria, October 12, 2019.
Eliud Kipchoge, the marathon world record holder, celebrates after a successful attempt to run a marathon in under two hours in Vienna, Austria, October 12, 2019.
Image: REUTERS
Eliud Kipchoge crosses the finish line.
Eliud Kipchoge crosses the finish line.
Image: REUTERS
Eliud Kipchoge, the marathon world record holder, celebrates after a successful attempt to run a marathon in under two hours in Vienna, Austria, October 12, 2019.
Eliud Kipchoge, the marathon world record holder, celebrates after a successful attempt to run a marathon in under two hours in Vienna, Austria, October 12, 2019.