The Fiji Times

Kenyan creates athletics history


VIENNA - Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge made athletics history on Saturday when he became the first person to run a marathon in under two hours, stretching the limits of human endeavour and passing a milestone few thought could be reached for decades if at all. Guided by green laser beams shone on to the road and helped by 41 world-class athletes choreograp­hed into rotating teams of pacemakers, the Olympic champion and world record holder smashed the barrier by 20 seconds, finishing in one hour 59.40 minutes.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Fiji