How Eliud Kipchoge Ran a Sub 2 Hour Marathon

Mike Boyd
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Eliud Kipchoge is the first person ever to run a marathon in under 2 hours. He ran a 1:59:40 in Vienna on 12th October 2019. This video explains some of the details behind this feat and the event.
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Oct 12, 2019




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May Mccarthy
May Mccarthy 3 hours ago
*"Hoh, dEary mE"* - true words
tractor tyre
tractor tyre 6 hours ago
It looks like the guys with him also finished under 2hr! Did they?
Amith Binesh
Amith Binesh 7 hours ago
It's fascinating to see many people come together, enabling Kipchoge to achieve his goal.
xxpumamanxx 8 hours ago
I really enjoy these type of videos. Thanks for making my day
Don langer
Don langer 12 hours ago
Do it in a real marathon
GGori 99
GGori 99 14 hours ago
Is it because the roads are pretty flat all the way to the end ???? What if it was a little bit uphill or downhill ???? But anyhow.. credit to the guys that ran with him.. those guys are just insane as well..
angel hernandez
angel hernandez 14 hours ago
why does he not look tired at all after the marathon
Jeffery Jackson
Jeffery Jackson 15 hours ago
Does it count since it was so manufactured ?
mark amark
mark amark 16 hours ago
Good job also to the pace runners
ptronic 18 hours ago
human metronome
Goldust 20 hours ago
Didn't this guy cheat? Also lol @ the one white guy in the race
GrayEyes Beenjaamin
GrayEyes Beenjaamin 22 hours ago
Me has been running long distances daily for several years now and can do record times as well turn heads I want you to clearly know and understand that with a pair of sneakers like he is running there is no difficulties your running but basically the shoes almost do the work for you. This is not why I will run daily 12 miles. Running teaches you Humbleness, teaches you inward hidden strengths, Teaches you how to fight/overcome/adapt/love others/accept others, it can teach you how to be an overall better person and so much more. I can run in these types of shoes but the overall work out reward feeling is not the same, Its like i just ran 12 miles in 1hr 20 minutes but did absolutely nothing that's not what i like. Life is not always about looking Mr cool, Mr i have it all together its about being real, genuine, true to yourself and the world around you.
Ricardo 23 hours ago
This man ran 26 miles all just a little over 4 minutes a mile! Wow!!!
Bryce Caulkins
Balls of you're feet man you can't go heel toe at a sprint you'll hurt yourself...
A Day ago
Thank god he doesn't live in america... May be the police will kill him!! Because running!
Talia G
Talia G Day ago
Great video. Love your storytelling skills☺️
xsnpxhoff Day ago
He was using bouncy shoes specially made you didnt mention that why didnt you mention this in your video I believe those shoe are not aloud in actual competition
Harry Harry
Harry Harry Day ago
What shoes?
FozIrenics Day ago
rowan atkinson?
Akshay Day ago
let us not forget the shoe that helped him.... but props to the man though absolutely amazing.
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100 km run by indian army
Dustin Snarr
Dustin Snarr Day ago
He deserves it man.
Shiroshika 2 days ago
No mention of the infamous shoes?
Redskins 11
Redskins 11 2 days ago
After what Nike did to Felix, I will never buy Nikes!!!
Raghu Prem
Raghu Prem 2 days ago
His shoes enhanced his performance
Giuliano Mango
Giuliano Mango 2 days ago
You'r footstrike on the treadmill need to be improved: ruvid.net/video/video-ekRrfCJzOKc.html
Giuliano Mango
Giuliano Mango 2 days ago
Giuliano Mango
Giuliano Mango 2 days ago
You voice and tone is very good for narrating! Makes it so much more interesting.
kinyua njeri
kinyua njeri 2 days ago
8:43 Kenya has the most beautiful map, no?
Peter Landriault
Peter Landriault 2 days ago
it's not an official world record...it was done in an exhibition and a Nike commercial. Done in triple-level carbon plates in the shoes. Also, by definition to set a record in a sport you have to do it again opponents, on a competitive course, wearing approved equipment.
Yan Haw
Yan Haw 2 days ago
I love your channel. I think what you do in your videos is inspirational, motivational and an absolute pleasure to watch. Good human!!
It burns when i pvp
Next challenge : Build an Exo-skeleton with hydraulic suspension, add propulsion that will help the man to run the 42km under 60min. We all will be working faster at our office jobs.
pikanoob 2 days ago
He had special shoes on, an entire team to break wind for him, water delivery, and the easiest course possible. much of that is not allowed in a regular old marathon so until he actually does it in competition this doesnt even count. obviously hes an amazing athlete and no one else couldve done this, but "breaking the barrier" under so many special conditions is not the same as actually doing it.
Blair Holmgren
Blair Holmgren 2 days ago
In recent years, we’ve seen a man run a sub-two hour marathon, a man free solo El Capitan, and a man and woman both run 200 mountainous miles in just around 50 hours. All three of these feats blow my mind.
Safeer Mirza
Safeer Mirza 3 days ago
Love your vids man
André S
André S 3 days ago
Everyone saying that he looks relaxed and he s not sweating - every muscle you use costs energy, it s just most efficient to stay relaxed + studies found that trained athletes sweat different, less salt, more water, and after all less sweating at same HR. There are even studies showing that too much brain activity will slow you down as the brain needs quite a lot of energy. Greets from a German sports student! Nice video, awesome runner and I m amazed by the love these people put into the sport
Belgium Beach Racer
Take anabolika and good doping. That is winners made.
Dualhammers 3 days ago
Why would you ever help someone else make history? Seems pointless when your own name will be forgotten.
Hans 3 days ago
7:34 Hey, I recognize some of those runners helping out, they are the Ingebrigtsen brothers from Norway.
Glenn Mcintosh
Glenn Mcintosh 3 days ago
You can see mike on the right at 0:22
April Lewis
April Lewis 3 days ago
Didn't he use nike vaporflys (the perfect running shoe) to do that or was that other people
wait so the dudes with him ran under 2 hours too?
Zafar Choriev
Zafar Choriev 3 days ago
So nobody will mention those controversial Nike shoes?! 👀
Achilleas Labrou
Achilleas Labrou 3 days ago
Actually the Kipchoge marathon in Vienna, Austria, of 1:59:40 does not count as a new marathon record. No proper rules were followed. It is simply not an official record.
Lemon Lemon Lemon Lemon
he really just speedran speed running, huh
Pasta Pipo
Pasta Pipo 4 days ago
11:24 greatest wroahr ever heard from a croud? you should go to a good european derby and youre mind wil be blown if this is impressive for you
Zen Samurai
Zen Samurai 4 days ago
It is simple practise. When we was a kid going to school he had to run from the wild animals in the jungle, year after another and you see the result.
Connor Lindop
Connor Lindop 4 days ago
I haven't watched the video, I'm assuming he's gone into detail about the guys shoes? They have three metallic blades in them that assist you with your running, infact they've been investigated and deemed to give such an advantage that they've been banned. Infact a shoe with two blades is also banned in official races. Don't get me wrong the guy is still an animal but running with those shoes and all the pacers seems like it's a strange run to me
The Boi Mk
The Boi Mk 4 days ago
This is practically superhuman powers
Ranjit Singh
Ranjit Singh 4 days ago
It's so insane that such a huge % of the population will never even come close to a 4:xx mile and this dude can do 26 in a row. I think training at higher elevations has to make a massive difference and explains why he doesn't look winded at all at the end.
David Pando
David Pando 4 days ago
mad respect he did it. but damn with a bunch of support. lets see him run it by himself. I want to see the individual not the complex grouping of MANY supporting him. at most water along the way. I as an observer will NEVER say he did that record. I will if i gave enough shit go through and give EVERY one who helped him more recognition than I give him. As soon as you claim that place and you dont immediately concede it wasnt possible until your team came into play than go ahead and give them copies of the same medal hell your favorite team member the medal itself. He is nothing considering those accomplishments by himself. Ofcourse we all have a team but damn so obviously and so upfront and fuck you I need training wheels to get this and we all praise him?????
David Pando
David Pando 4 days ago
An artificial leap towards the impossible
Jarom Su'a
Jarom Su'a 5 days ago
RUvid recommended: u slow right? me: uhhh yeah? RUvid recommended: Watch this.
L'éclair 5 days ago
everyone be talking about this guy but not the other people that were behind him which also made sub 2 hour
Omar B. Kar
Omar B. Kar 4 days ago
They didn't run the full race, just support characters
CALIMA Production
Bruh the pacer are rotated they don't run the full race :v
IFollowAfter 5 days ago
See you got quick twitch.....
J t
J t 5 days ago
Even after he finishes he's still going. That woman grabbed him and he's like woah lady, you're moving too slow!
Theodizee 4 days ago
its his wife not just a random woman.
Christian Zaragoza
This is just unbelievable. It seems that we will need 2 Kipchoge level champions to do this without the technical assistance of the windbreaks + ideal conditions.
max dilcon
max dilcon 5 days ago
hmmm i wonder if he was on steroids...
Le Nain
Le Nain 4 days ago
Probably, like all high level athlete
koolworld27 5 days ago
His trainers.
greftus 6 days ago
imagine going to the shop with your bike and he just runs besides you
Ranvir yadav
Ranvir yadav 6 days ago
Humanity is destined to break all shackles , it will break through all barriers, it can't be contained
18magicMARKer 6 days ago
How come the Nike shoe wasn't mention? I think that has a lot to do with him breaking the sub 2 hrs...
Ben Mott
Ben Mott 6 days ago
When I was 12, I ran a 2 hour half marathon so I’m just as fast, right?
Rick Niu
Rick Niu 6 days ago
140 miles a week of RUNNING???? Back when i was on rowed, I saw a lot of intense programs capping out at 140-160km per week ERGING
peter lustig
peter lustig 6 days ago
wtf wtf not just the physical, but also the mental game.... wtf oh yea great video but wtf
Hi OK 6 days ago
As a former high school runner, running on the treadmill and running on pavement are two completely different things. I was able to go 10 miles at 7 minute mile pace for practice no problem, but on a treadmill I struggle to go two miles at supposedly 8 minute pace Needless to say the treadmill comparison is not really a good or accurate reflection of what the marathon runner could probably do. I’d be surprised if he couldn’t last at least half a mile (2 minutes) at that pace. I was able to.
Fernando Zigunov
Fernando Zigunov 2 days ago
The treadmill is not a great comparison - but it is one he can reproduce cheaply with a treadmill and a tripod =)
Robert 6 days ago
my man's not even sweating
ControlFreak 6 days ago
I can't wait when someone breaks the next hour barrier!
Eray Bixin
Eray Bixin 7 days ago
he is from horn of Africa.
ab ab
ab ab 7 days ago
any ped involved??
Томас Андерсон
No racist jokes? I don't know if I'm impressed or disappointed.
Juuso Lautamäki
Juuso Lautamäki 7 days ago
What is the limit? I mean, better steroids??
Trey O'Driscoll
Trey O'Driscoll 7 days ago
The fact that he doesn't even look that tired is crazy af
James White
James White 7 days ago
Subtitles: "Elliott capture gay"
Kram Elad
Kram Elad 7 days ago
Deary me,classic
Tom Tom
Tom Tom 7 days ago
this is called dopping...you are stupid if you believe in JUST training nutrition and bla bla bla....
Sometimes there's a man
It's called blood doping and steroids, along with being an elite runner
Bo Bo
Bo Bo 7 days ago
There will always be outliers amongst us, and they'll keep getting better.
Ben duz
Ben duz 7 days ago
Dude in the video is talking in potatoes per microwaves i have no idea if its actually fast pace (appart from a marathon pace ofc)
DuckoSpucko 8 days ago
anyone else noticed this man was running flat footed when he was demonstrating on the treadmill
Andreas Hoppe
Andreas Hoppe 8 days ago
Well... it is rather easy - he only got 2 hours to run - not like me, it took me 5 hours to finish the Marathon...much harder because it is 2,5xlonger!!!!
Karim Ajouz
Karim Ajouz 8 days ago
truly one of the most impressive acts in human history
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