Kipchoge clocks near two-hour time in marathon experiment

Kipchoge and a trophy

Eliud Kipchoge missed out on becoming the first athlete to run under two hours for the marathon by 26 seconds.

The Kenyan, 32, clocked 2:00.25 but because in-out pacemakers were used, the time will not be recognised as a world record, meaning Dennis Kimetto’s mark of 2:02.57 is still the quickest.

But Kipchoge said: “This is history.”