How Eliud Kipchoge Ran a Sub 2 Hour Marathon
Mike Boyd
Eliud Kipchoge is the first person ever to run a marathon in under 2 hours. He ran a 1:59:40 in Vienna on 12th October 2019. This video explains some of the details behind this feat and the event.
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  • Paul Folan
    Paul Folan

    Looks like the pacemakers could've gone sub 2mins.

  • Jack

    I would like to see a blood screening, just curious...

  • Phil Osopher
    Phil Osopher

    He did not break the record as a normal runner. This was set up and staged a bit like the fastest claim on a bike was done whilst riding behind a wind break. One day a Runner will break the 2 hour barrier in a natural way and not a set up fake run like this. When the 2 hour mark is broken by a runner who just runs in a normal race mode then that Runner will be given the title of The First Man to Break the 2 Hour Mark.

  • Fábio Monteiro
    Fábio Monteiro

    I cant stop watching this video. Incredible ☺

  • Ba Ba Barbie
    Ba Ba Barbie

    Ok but let’s not forget the people right behind him at the finish line!!! I know he was first but I think they bet the 2 hours also so let’s give them some credit!!!!🤗👍🙏🏼

  • crimdell

    This is awesome. How can 1900 people dislike this video?

  • khill

    Were those blokes running with him swapping out? or did they just do the whole thing with him and then let him take it?

    • khill

      @Fábio Monteiro oh thanks, I don't know how I missed that.

    • Fábio Monteiro
      Fábio Monteiro

      7:40 your answer

  • Shinta Kikuchi
    Shinta Kikuchi

    2 hours: I am inevitable Eliud: I am Eliud Kipchoge

  • Börk Music
    Börk Music

    Learn how to write with you’re none dominant hand

    • Börk Music
      Börk Music

      Heaven cuz it’s a skill...... duh

    • Heaven


  • CellarPhantom

    What about the other guys running with him? Didn't they all make it under 2 hours??

    • CellarPhantom

      @Fábio Monteiro Aha! Thank you! :) Missed that change part, but it totally makes sense.

    • Fábio Monteiro
      Fábio Monteiro


  • Fran e
    Fran e

    He may as well have been towed around with a rope

  • Sills71

    Doped to the max. What a joke. He is so doped up he was not even winded at the end.

    • Justin

      Pathetic......nobody needs people like you

  • Pablo Gerardo Garcia Perusina
    Pablo Gerardo Garcia Perusina

    You need to improve your running technique... XD

  • alaa Ilayan
    alaa Ilayan

    "Kipchoge practically sprinted at a 4:26 per hour" So, he was jogging at an average of 4:34 miles per hour?

    • Jackie Siga
      Jackie Siga

      Yes it is. And to keep that pace for 2 hours is just amazing.

  • Asta

    M'aiq knows much, and tells some. M'aiq knows many things others do not...

  • What up yo
    What up yo

    I just noticed mikes left eye is higher than his left and it bothering me

  • What up yo
    What up yo

    I’m sorry whoever it reading this but mikes right eye is higher than his left

    • Justin

      I hate you

  • Squall17x

    Am I the only one who thinks Kipchoge was most likely juiced up? As it was an 'unofficial' one man race, meaning that using douping did not harm other competitors' placing, I think it seems very unlikely that in a 'must succeed' event such as this, his sponsors would not have used the finest drugs on him. Until someone runs a sub 2 hrs marathon in an official race, the milestone remains to be unbroken

  • Aman Jacob
    Aman Jacob

    Is he human wow wow...ur amazing sir..!!

  • Dajo Sco
    Dajo Sco

    literally could have went 1:58 easy without all the pre-celebration, lol. btw I rode my bike the other 15miles average pace 5:15 a mile and i was hurting...

  • scuba

    His heart rate when he finished was probably like 85 lol

  • esugar

    Kipchoges the Man... but got used by the media, this what he wore when the Wind blockers were outta pace?

  • JOSE Marcos Becerra
    JOSE Marcos Becerra

    Thank you

  • Rustic

    By running fast. Youre welcome

  • Itnu Zo
    Itnu Zo

    Why does people keep using hold my bear what if i told you i actually used it in a bar while fighting

  • agetori77


  • Suii ツ
    Suii ツ

    He must has a good trick

  • Cynthia Kendi
    Cynthia Kendi

    Such a great video!! Love from kenya 🇰🇪

  • wallacetf

    he's got a lot more in him for sure. well done champ!

  • Curry Muncher
    Curry Muncher

    Bruh what if the people beside him over took him and won

    • Curry Muncher
      Curry Muncher

      ocean man thanks for telling me

    • ocean man
      ocean man

      They dont run the whole thing. They couldn't at kip's pace.

  • NukeML

    Was tom crawford involved in this?

  • Davor L.
    Davor L.

    Thanks for this. It’s a fantastic video and on a professional level I only see from productions with god knows how a big a budget! Well done!

  • Pauline Mbithi
    Pauline Mbithi

    Proudly Kenyan

  • cris

    The man, the myth, the legend!

  • spbxl

    @9:55 what's the song?

  • Michael

    Brilliantly put together video. Extremely well made and very enjoyable! Well done Mike 👌

  • avakin DeliriousDave
    avakin DeliriousDave

    Come to Kenya we break more than records...we break the internet with memes

  • carl

    Do they take peds

  • Djordje Pantelic
    Djordje Pantelic

    What is the song at 9:30 (want to add to runing playlist) ? :) Thanks

  • Bryan M
    Bryan M

    So the guys that were with him, they let him ahead to win??

  • Bryan M
    Bryan M

    I'd love to see someone run this without all this tech

  • Daniel Mbaya Kasamba
    Daniel Mbaya Kasamba


  • Jason Cham
    Jason Cham

    Mike try to do finger spinning I can’t even do it and I’ve been going at is for weeks!!!


    Learn to butterfly knife

  • Priscilla tellez
    Priscilla tellez

    He's doped. No suffering, no staggering...simply doped. Epo, prednisone, testosterone, and more micro injections of epo strategically injected

  • Jaime Romero
    Jaime Romero

    Do a video on perfecting tree planting!!!

  • Blake Becker
    Blake Becker

    Can you return to learning a backflip?

  • dave tipper
    dave tipper

    fascinating video!

    • dave tipper
      dave tipper

      been down this Eiliud 2min rabbit hoole for an hour and this is the best video ive seen by far

  • Kjca

    No way he’s a man, he’s got to be a machine, didn’t even break a sweat.

  • Ace Hardy
    Ace Hardy


  • Fernando_

    Day 1 of asking Mike to learn to write with his non-dominant hand.

  • jamere pryor
    jamere pryor

    this is so amazing.

  • Ali Falih
    Ali Falih

    Learn backflip

  • Thomas Perkins
    Thomas Perkins

    Learn to do a around the world in soccer

  • Markov Soh
    Markov Soh

    When his wife becomes a feminist, kipchoge will beat his own record *giggles*

  • Tage

    Plant trees guys!

  • Emelie Viotti
    Emelie Viotti

    U should try ledsen using flowersticks

  • Christobal Stacks
    Christobal Stacks

    What times did the pace runners get?

    • vinasu maaj
      vinasu maaj

      Hey Mike learn to go cross eyed it's dificult see a tutorial

  • Armand Federico BANANASPONSOR
    Armand Federico BANANASPONSOR

    but the other 6 of the team, can the same?

  • Paranoia Para
    Paranoia Para

    Learn how to do the splitz, brilliant celebration after it.

    • vinasu maaj
      vinasu maaj

      Hey Mike join TeamTree's collab

  • Cous vs. Cous
    Cous vs. Cous

    Learn how to crank 90’s

  • Holger Nielsen
    Holger Nielsen

    Do a olie whit a tech dech board

  • chding zuure
    chding zuure

    kalenjin.....most likely the next generation from his tribe.

  • Dan Marshall
    Dan Marshall

    Like how you can see Mike in the corner 0:22

  • GeroMZ

    HI mike you should try to pensoin. From a cool person

  • Donkey Kong
    Donkey Kong

    Next , Sub 9.50 100m challenge to Coleman . " No one is limited "

    • chding zuure
      chding zuure

      you should do a “I practiced the moon walk (for how much time it took you” im practicing right now. its not hard its just confusing and you have to know the mechanics of your f

  • Æt Z
    Æt Z

    He looks like 50 years old

  • Angus McKinnon
    Angus McKinnon

    Good video. Well put together.

  • chickenfist

    Mike, your a Scotsman. Now learn the bagpipes. The challenge is complete when you know how to play "Scotland the brave".

  • freetime is football
    freetime is football

    Can't understand how the others celebrate with him after a marathon without seem to be done. And don't they break the border of 2h too?

    • Phanice Wamukota
      Phanice Wamukota

      The others who were hi space setters ran in breaks. Maintaining the speed for about 10 minutes then handing over to the next set of pace setters. They therefore did not run the whole course. Only he did run nonstop.