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Live Reporting

By Alex Bysouth

All times stated are UK

  1. History. Made.


    Did anyone think we'd ever see the day the two-hour marathon barrier was broken? Eliud Kipchoge certainly did...

    The Kenyan had a world-class team of pacemakers, a course and conditions primed perfectly for running and even a support car shooting laser beams to help him achieve what many deemed impossible.

    Because of that, it won't be recognised as a world-record time - though Kipchoge already holds that anyway - just a landmark moment in human endeavour and achievement - 26.2 miles in one hour, 59 minutes and 40 seconds. Incredible.

    That's it from us, but you can read the full report on Kipchoge's achievement here.

    Might just head out for a jog...

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    Enjoy it, Eliud!

    It's like watching my six-year-old nephew, just when you think he's finished running around at full tilt, he sets off again - energy to burn.

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    Eliud Kipchoge compared the challenge of breaking the two-hour marathon barrier to man landing on the moon.

    On today's evidence, the Kenyan could probably run to the big cheese himself...

  4. Get Involved


    Terence Baker: Eliud Kipchoge obviously is superb, probably the best, but as someone who’s run 23 marathons, one in 2:44:56, I’ll be celebrating a sub-2 hour marathon when someone does it in open competition; plus, every time someone gets faster, my percentile performances goes down.

    Will it ever happen in open competition?

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    Eliud Kipchoge

    Just look at his face!

    Time for a lie down and a cuppa, Eliud...

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    Eliud Kipchoge, on what his achievement means for people in Kenya: "It means a lot. Everyone can step out of their door and think positively. When we do that, we can make this world a happy one and a peaceful world."

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    Chris Lambert: It took so long for the 4 minute mile to be broken. 6 weeks later it was broken again. What Kipchoge has done is show what was once thought impossible IS in fact possible & it wouldn't surprise if it was broken again in the next 5 yrs because now we know it can be done.

    Gavin Darvell: What an incredible achievement.

    Sean Brookes: Eliud is a history maker and an inspiration, I'm in awe. 1:59:40.2 Wow!

  8. Marathon coverage...

    All times BST

    BBC Sport

    Eliud Kipchoge could make it to Chicago for tomorrow's marathon if he gets a wiggle on...

    Sunday, 13 October

    14:30-16:15 - Chicago Marathon featuring Mo Farah, BBC Red Button (13:25-16:15, Connected TV & online)

  9. 'Super human'

    The man behind mission, Ineos chief Sir Jim Ratcliffe: “That last kilometre where he actually accelerated was super human.

    “He ran the first half marathon in under an hour and then he had to do it again.

    “Everything has to go right to do this. It’s so nice to see the ‘pacers’ be part of this – they are just so full of enthusiasm.”

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    I'm sure Eliud would say that's what it's all about, Chris, inspiring the next generation...

  11. 'He has inspired all of us'

    Here is Kipchoge's coach, Patrick Sang: "He has inspired all of us that we can stretch our limits in our lives. You have made history.

    "Everything went perfectly right. For the sport, it challenges other young athletes. For humanity, whatever level you are in you can move yourself to another level.

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

  12. 'We can make this a beautiful world'

    More from Eliud Kipchoge: "Absolutely remember the 41 pacemakers are among the best athletes ever in the world.

    "I can say thank you to them, I appreciate them for accepting and together we made history on this one.

    "We can make this world a beautiful world and a peaceful world. My wife and three children, I am happy for them to come and witness history.

    "The positively of sport, I want to make it a clean sport and an interesting sport."

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    And here is the man himself, Eliud Kipchoge: "I am feeling good. After Roger Bannister in 1954 it took another 63 years, I tried and I did not get it - 65 years, I am the first man - I want to inspire many people, that no human is limited."

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    Alex Pugsley: Phenomenal from Eliud Kipchoge!! What an athlete!!

    Ronnie Hutchinson: What an unbelievable achievement!

    JJ: Eliud Kipchoge is by far one of the most incredible most fascinating super human beings to roam this earth. Attempting the first sub 2hr marathon - 26.2miles Lasers, pace setters on rotation, 20k spectators all in aid to help him achieve this Amazing

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    Eliud Kipchoge has just run a marathon in under two hours and now he's legging it around celebrating with the crowd, his wife Grace, his kids and the pacemaker team.

    How's he still got the energy?

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    And he looks like he's not even broken sweat...

  17. BreakingKipchoge breaks two-hour barrier


    Eliud Kipchoge goes through the finish line in one hour, 59 minutes and 40 seconds.