Marathon legend Eliud Kipchoge on Monday reminisced his historic achievement in Vienna a year ago with the same message he rode on in 2019.
On October 12, 2019 Kipchoge became the first man to run a full marathon under 2 hours in a guided race in the Austrian capital.
He was paced by dozens of athletes who helped him run the race in 1.59.40 becoming the first man to do so.
That time was never ratified as the world record although Kipchoge still holds the record (2.01.39) he set in Berlin in 2018.
On Monday, he reminded his followers what he felt when he crossed the finish line that day.
“Today we all remember the INEOS 1:59 Challenge. It was indeed a special moment, not only for me or the organizers, but it was important for the whole human family. When I crossed the finish line in Vienna, my heart and mind were beating, knowing that I had made a lifetime inspiration to the whole world,” said Kipchoge.
That race was preceded a catchy phrase “No Human is Limited” coined by Kipchoge as he encouraged fellow upcoming athletes and anyone else no to feel constrained by anything in their lives.
A year later, he reiterated the same message despite last week’s collapse in London marathon when he failed to defend his title after developing health problems midway. Kipchoge finished the marathon at number eight in a race won by Ethiopian Shura Kitata.
“It’s the inspiration of taking risks, going for records, trying new things, positive thinking, believing in yourself and above all: believing in NO HUMAN IS LIMITED,” said Kipchoge.
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