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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Joey Ros
Joey Ros 18 hours ago
What is the name of the background song at the end
Matt Dupre
Matt Dupre 23 hours ago
That’s crazy, but I did a marathon last week and finished 1:58.23 so I think I’m faster
Marco Poggiani
you are crazy
luhole Day ago
Tell me you brought in a treadmill just for this video...
luhole Day ago
The man is running 20km an hour for the whole race! That is MENTAL! That is my flat out absolute fastest sprint on a treadmill, which I can do for about - oh - 15 seconds?
Felipe Gómez
maybe the trick is to run on your tips rather than on your heels
Brian Ling
Brian Ling Day ago
I'm really confused on why he didn't sprint the last part because he could've got a faster time, and he didn't look like he was gonna die from it
Zac Wilson
Zac Wilson Day ago
Why doesn’t any of the other runners get credit
Kaiwen Chen
Kaiwen Chen Day ago
The thing is, he’s barely sweating at the end. Truly amazing
The problem is, you are running wrong.
Martin Jowsey
Martin Jowsey 2 days ago
We won't be seeing another sub 2h run for a while because no one with bother with all that gear again and a sub 2 in open competition is several years away. This 1:59:40 is nothing to do with the world record. It's a freaking mind-blowing achievement, it's a big advertising exercise much more than anything else. I hope it gets more people running!
Alexander Magnusson
I have a challenge for you and they are that you should try to slip down from a ladder that they do in movies. Good luck
Prince Banini
Prince Banini 2 days ago
Big ups Mike Boyd, this video really highlights how much work and how extraordinary Eliud Kipchoge's record is. i didnt understand how amazing this was until i watched this video. well done
Prince Banini
Prince Banini 2 days ago
at 9:34 i was wondering what he was saying in his head. probably something in the area of "I got this, i got this".
Daffa Dappoy
Daffa Dappoy 3 days ago
Please use kilometer too, youtube not just for american
Thomas Gilbert
Thomas Gilbert 3 days ago
Thomas Gilbert
Thomas Gilbert 3 days ago
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Thomas Gilbert 3 days ago
Thomas Gilbert
Thomas Gilbert 3 days ago
Thomas Lidetu
Thomas Lidetu 3 days ago
running in every black people blood , I am not racist but blacks where travelrs before columbs or vasco dagama
Y LOVE Y X&Y 4 days ago
Wait, sorry if i didn't catch this, did any of his pace keeper get swapped out? Otherwise, didn't they run a sub-2 hour marathon as well?
Louise Stephenson
pace runners got switched out regularly yeah
Like Mate, Stop Procrastinating x
Y LOVE Y X&Y are you 30-50 years old?
KazooFN 4 days ago
Anyone Know Kipchoge's Official Website (If He Has One)
Like Mate, Stop Procrastinating x
KazooFN are you 30-50 years old?
solarke 4 days ago
babatunde came in strong
Hưng Đặng
Hưng Đặng 5 days ago
At 9:30 there is beautiful music
Like Mate, Stop Procrastinating x
Hưng Đặng your profile photo but I wanted to make sure to ask you something and no I don’t know the music.
Hưng Đặng
Hưng Đặng 3 days ago
@Like Mate, Stop Procrastinating x wow how do you know? Btw do you know the music?
Like Mate, Stop Procrastinating x
Hưng Đặng are you 30-50 years old?
Bon Bernal
Bon Bernal 5 days ago
Felt bad for your heel and knee hahahah
Uigs 5 days ago
Eliud would be realy good supporting his friends in a marathon running before them
Ben Taylor
Ben Taylor 6 days ago
Unlike this feat (which is astonishing) the 4 minute mile was done under real life conditions. doing this in an official Marathon event is a whole other story, achievable, I think so. Still I am glad I am alive to see a milestone in history like this and by the person who deserved achieving it the most.
Paul Folan
Paul Folan 7 days ago
Looks like the pacemakers could've gone sun hours.
Jack 7 days ago
I would like to see a blood screening, just curious...
Phil Osopher
Phil Osopher 7 days ago
He did not break the record as a normal runner. This was set up and staged a bit like the fastest claim on a bike was done whilst riding behind a wind break. One day a Runner will break the 2 hour barrier in a natural way and not a set up fake run like this. When the 2 hour mark is broken by a runner who just runs in a normal race mode then that Runner will be given the title of The First Man to Break the 2 Hour Mark.
Fábio Monteiro
Fábio Monteiro 8 days ago
I cant stop watching this video. Incredible ☺
Ba Ba Barbie
Ba Ba Barbie 8 days ago
Ok but let’s not forget the people right behind him at the finish line!!! I know he was first but I think they bet the 2 hours also so let’s give them some credit!!!!🤗👍🙏🏼
crimdell 8 days ago
This is awesome. How can 1900 people dislike this video?
khill 9 days ago
Were those blokes running with him swapping out? or did they just do the whole thing with him and then let him take it?
khill 8 days ago
@Fábio Monteiro oh thanks, I don't know how I missed that.
Fábio Monteiro
Fábio Monteiro 8 days ago
7:40 your answer
Shinta Kikuchi
Shinta Kikuchi 9 days ago
2 hours: I am inevitable Eliud: I am Eliud Kipchoge
Black African Guy
Learn how to write with you’re none dominant hand
Black African Guy
Heaven cuz it’s a skill...... duh
Heaven 8 days ago
CellarPhantom 9 days ago
What about the other guys running with him? Didn't they all make it under 2 hours??
CellarPhantom 8 days ago
@Fábio Monteiro Aha! Thank you! :) Missed that change part, but it totally makes sense.
Fábio Monteiro
Fábio Monteiro 8 days ago
Fran e
Fran e 10 days ago
He may as well have been towed around with a rope
Sills71 10 days ago
Doped to the max. What a joke. He is so doped up he was not even winded at the end.
Justin 10 days ago
Pathetic......nobody needs people like you
Pablo Gerardo Garcia Perusina
You need to improve your running technique... XD
alaa Ilayan
alaa Ilayan 11 days ago
"Kipchoge practically sprinted at a 4:26 per hour" So, he was jogging at an average of 4:34 miles per hour?
Jackie Siga
Jackie Siga 8 days ago
Yes it is. And to keep that pace for 2 hours is just amazing.
Asta 12 days ago
M'aiq knows much, and tells some. M'aiq knows many things others do not...
What up yo
What up yo 12 days ago
I just noticed mikes left eye is higher than his left and it bothering me
What up yo
What up yo 12 days ago
I’m sorry whoever it reading this but mikes right eye is higher than his left
Justin 10 days ago
I hate you
Squall17x 12 days ago
Am I the only one who thinks Kipchoge was most likely juiced up? As it was an 'unofficial' one man race, meaning that using douping did not harm other competitors' placing, I think it seems very unlikely that in a 'must succeed' event such as this, his sponsors would not have used the finest drugs on him. Until someone runs a sub 2 hrs marathon in an official race, the milestone remains to be unbroken
Aman Jacob
Aman Jacob 13 days ago
Is he human ....wow wow wow...ur amazing sir..!!
Dajo Sco
Dajo Sco 13 days ago
literally could have went 1:58 easy without all the pre-celebration, lol. btw I rode my bike the other 15miles average pace 5:15 a mile and i was hurting...
scuba 13 days ago
His heart rate when he finished was probably like 85 lol
esugar 13 days ago
Kipchoges the Man... but got used by the media, this what he wore when the Wind blockers were outta pace? ruvid.net/video/video-7ugQArIkM8A.html
JOSE Marcos Becerra
Thank you
Rustic 13 days ago
By running fast. Youre welcome
Itnu Zo
Itnu Zo 14 days ago
Why does people keep using hold my bear what if i told you i actually used it in a bar while fighting
agetori77 14 days ago
Suii ツ
Suii ツ 15 days ago
He must has a good trick
Cynthia Kendi
Cynthia Kendi 15 days ago
Such a great video!! Love from kenya 🇰🇪
wallacetf 15 days ago
he's got a lot more in him for sure. well done champ!
Curry Muncher
Curry Muncher 16 days ago
Bruh what if the people beside him over took him and won
Curry Muncher
Curry Muncher 14 days ago
ocean man thanks for telling me
ocean man
ocean man 15 days ago
They dont run the whole thing. They couldn't at kip's pace.
NukeML 17 days ago
Was tom crawford involved in this?
Davor L.
Davor L. 18 days ago
Thanks for this. It’s a fantastic video and on a professional level I only see from productions with god knows how a big a budget! Well done!
Pauline Mbithi
Pauline Mbithi 18 days ago
Proudly Kenyan
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