Eliud Kipchoge Sets New Marathon World RecordCurated byThe Sports Desk
How fast can a human being run a marathon? Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge broke his own world record with a time of 2:01:09 at Sunday’s Berlin Marathon. The mark comes 114 years after American Johnny Hayes set the first official world record of 2:55:18. Since then, runners have gone faster and faster to set astonishing new standards. Here’s more on Kipchoge’s feat, and a look at other athletes who’ve challenged conventional belief on human possibility.