Kipchoge achieved the feat at the Ineos 1:59 Challenge in Vienna, Austria on Saturday where he covered 42.2km in one hour 59 minutes 40 seconds.
The feat though will not be recognised by the world athletics governing body IAAF as the official marathon world record.
This is because the race was not in open competition and he used a team of rotating 42 pacemakers.
Kipchoge was even able to wave to the crowds as he sprinted towards the finish line, where his wife Grace greeted him.
In jubilant scenes, Kipchoge was somehow able to keep running as he celebrated with the crowd before being hugged by his INEOS team-mates.
While speaking after the race, the Olympian who held the official marathon world record of 2:01:39 compared the feat to walking on the moon.
The sport’s governing body, the IAAF, will not recognise the run as an official record because it is not in open competition and it uses in and out pacemakers.
Kipchoge, who set an official world record of 2:01.39 at the Berlin marathon in September last year, missed out by 26 seconds when he previously attempted to break the two-hour barrier in Monza in May 2017.
His Monza time was not recognised as it was achieved using “in and out pacemakers”, was not an official race and he was given mid-race drinks from a moving motorbike rather than having to collect them from a roadside table.
“Today we went to the Moon and came back to earth! I am at a loss for words for all the support I have received from all over the world,” he said on his twitter handle @eliudkipchoge.
“Thank you to all who gave me the opportunity. Asante”.
The attempt, however, was funded by petrochemicals company Ineos which is owned by Britain’s richest man, Sir Jim Ratcliffe.
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