May 6, 2017

#Breaking2: Eliud Kipchoge goes close to sub-two hour marathon at Nike event

Eliud Kipchoge missed out on becoming the first athlete to run under two hours for the marathon by 26 seconds. Kipchoge ran each mile at an average pace of around four minutes and 36 seconds. Kipchoge always looked the stronger and was on target pace with around seven miles to go but he began grimacing in the closing stages and though he tried to sprint up the home straight, his fatigue was obvious. "I'm happy to have run two hours for the marathon," added Kipchoge. Only a select few media were allowed in to witness the attempt at the race circuit near Milan and Kipchoge's time was initially reported to be a second quicker until Nike confirmed the 2:00.25 clocking.

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