On October 12, the 42.2 km race was held in the Austrian capital Vienna as part of the Ineos 1:59 Challenge project. Kenyan runner Eliud Kipchoge ran him in 1:59:40 and became the man for the first time in history to overcome the two-hour milestone in the marathon.
The Ineos 1:59 Challenge was not a competition. The only runner to overcome the entire distance was Kipchoge.
Ideal conditions were created for Eliud: a flat track, a team of pacemakers who took turns every 4.8 km, meals at any time upon request. Therefore, the result shown on the highway in Vienna will not be considered a record. But now we know that a person can run a marathon with an average pace of 2:50 min / km.