Technological advancements played role in Kipchoge's marathon record - expert

Official Comrades Marathon coach Lindsey Parry says technological advancements played a big role in Eliud Kipchoge's marathon record.

On Saturday the Kenyan long-distance runner made history by being the first to run a marathon in under two hours in Vienna with a record time of 1hr 59min 40.2sec.

Parry says the barrier being broken owed itself to the technology, the pacing, the route, the resurfacing of the road and more.

They even put the corners on a really good camber so the corners would not break the moment.

Lindsey Parry, Official Comrades Marathon coach

If there is a person who deserves it Kipchoge is. He is without a question the greatest marathoner of all time. He has been the most consistent performer but, in my mind, the two-hour barrier has not fallen.

Lindsey Parry, Official Comrades Marathon coach

It was just about a perfectly flat course and the reason they selected that particular area was because of its stability. The weather was really important, wind played an enormous role...

Lindsey Parry, Official Comrades Marathon coach

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