By Johanna Gretschel, FloTrack
Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya ran 2:00:25 Friday in Nike's Breaking-2 marathon attempt.
The time just missed the two flat mark, but is more than two minutes faster than the standing world record of 2:02:57, set in 2014 by Dennis Kimetto of Kenya. Kipchoge's time will not count for record-keeping purposes, due to pacers utilized throughout the entire race, but the run -- which was live streamed on Twitter and Facebook with a free feed provided by Nike -- was revolutionary.
Check out the splits for each 5K below:
|2-HR PACE||DISTANCE||KIPCHOGE'S SPLITS||2-HR PACE?||5K SPLIT|
|14:13||5K||14:14||1 sec slow||14:14|
|28:26||10K||28:21||5 sec fast||14:07|
|42:39||15K||42:34||5 sec fast||14:13|
|56:52||20K||56:49||3 sec fast||14:15|
|1:00:00||Half||59:57||3 sec fast||-|
|1:11:05||25K||1:11:03||2 sec fast||14:14|
|1:25:18||30K||1:25:20||2 sec slow||14:17|
|1:39:31||35K||1:39:37||6 sec slow||14:17|
|1:53:44||40K||1:54:04||20 sec slow||14:27|
|2:00:00||Marathon||2:00:25||25 sec slow||-|
After the race, women's marathon world record holder Paula Radcliffe interviewed Kipchoge on the Nike live stream.
The 32-year-old boasts nearly unheard-of track PBs for a marathoner: 3:33.2 for 1500m, 3:50.4 for the mile, 7:27.66 for 3K, 12:46.53 for 5K and 26:49.02 for 10K. He set his legal marathon PB last year in 2:03:05 in winning the London Marathon; he has also won the Chicago and Berlin Marathons. Kipchoge is a two-time Olympic medalist for 5K and won the IAAF World Championships 5K in 2003.
Tadese ran 2:06:51, while Desisa finished in 2:14:10.
The Nike-sponsored comedian Kevin Hart aided with color commentary, "man on the street" style, by interacting with fans and providing "regular guy" insight to what is the most elite marathoning event in world history.