In a stunning display of athleticism, double Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge finished the marathon in a new world record time of 2:01:09 at the Berlin Marathon today. The old world record 2:01:39, set by Kipchoge himself at the 2018 Berlin Marathon fell by a margin of 30 seconds.
This is an absolutely incredible feat and cements Kipchoge’s place as one of the greatest runners of all time. For comparison, the world record for the mile is held by Hicham El Guerrouj of Morocco, with a time of 3:43.13. That means that Kipchoge ran the marathon at a pace of 4 minutes and 42 seconds per mile, which is absolutely mind-boggling.
Kipchoge’s training regimen is incredibly intense. He runs between 200 and 240 kilometers (about 124-149 miles) per week and does strength training and speedwork in addition to his marathon training. It’s clear that all of this hard work has paid off today.
Eliud Kipchoge’s accomplishment is truly remarkable. It’s inspiring to see what can be accomplished with hard work and dedication, and we can’t wait to see what Kipchoge does next. If you’re feeling motivated to start running yourself, check out our beginner’s marathon training plan to get started on your journey!