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Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge becomes first person to run marathon in under two hours

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By Linda Givetash  with NBC News World News
Image: Eliud Kipchoge, the marathon world record holder from Kenya, attempt
Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge celebrates after crossing the finish line during his attempt to run a marathon in under two hours in Vienna Saturday.   -   Copyright  LEONHARD FOEGER

Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge made history Saturday, becoming the first person to complete a marathon in under two hours.

Kipchoge, 34, clocked in at an unofficial 1:59:40 at the event in Vienna, Austria.

He smashed his previous record set at the Berlin Marathon in 2018, where he clocked 2:01:39.