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.