He said: “Congratulations to my friend @kipchogeeliud for breaking the world marathon record.”
The breakdown of Kipchoge’s incredible average splits were revealed on Twitter as well, with his 100 metres breakdown coming down at 17.30sec average — a distance he runs 421 times over the 26.2-mile course.
He had favourable conditions this year, with mild autumn air and little-to-no wind creating the ideal setting for a fast time.
Kipchoge remarked on his previous failures to break the world record.
He said: “I lack the words to describe this day.
“They say you miss two times but you can’t miss the third time.”
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