LIVE UPDATES: Kenya's most daring son Eliud Kipchoge attempts to win 5 London Marathon titles
Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge (white jersey) celebrates after crossing the finish line at the end of his attempt to bust the mythical two-hour barrier for the marathon on October 12, 2019, in Vienna. [AFP]

The greatest marathoner of his generation Eliud Kipchoge cemented his name in history books after the INEOS 1:59 Challenge in Vienna, Austria last year.

Kenya’s most daring son, Kipchoge, embarked on a body-punishing quest as he aimed to run 42km in a mind-blowing under two hours.

Kipchoge ran a staggering 1:59:40, shattering the mythical sub-two marathon barrier that left the world on edge for the duration of the spectacle.

The man, described by many as the philosopher marathon King, said earlier he was staying calm even as the world turned its eye on his 5’6” frame as he dares to five London Marathon titles today.

This would take him past the great Norwegian Ingrid Kristiansen, with whom he is currently tied on four wins.

The Standard Sport followed the showpiece and below is how the events unfolded.

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LIVE UPDATES: Kenya's most daring son Eliud Kipchoge attempts to win 5 London Marathon titles
The Men’s Elite Race race is underway. 19 and three-quarter laps of St James’s Park. Eliud Kipchoge looks inspired alongside his competitors. [Photo: REUTERS/Adam Davy]
LIVE UPDATES: Kenya's most daring son Eliud Kipchoge attempts to win 5 London Marathon titles
Kipchoge with his pacemakers leading the pack. The athletes are at 32 minutes into the race. [REUTERS/Richard Heathcote]
LIVE UPDATES: Kenya's most daring son Eliud Kipchoge attempts to win 5 London Marathon titles
The world marathon record holder and runners run past Buckingham Palace in London during the elite men’s race. [Photo: REUTERS/Ian Walton]

 

 

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