At the Berlin Marathon over the weekend, Eliud Kipchoge broke the world marathon record by over a minute. The record is now 99 seconds away from breaking the elusive 2-hour marathon mark, a feat of human physicality never before accomplished.
Cutting the record by 78-seconds in one go is the biggest record-breaking jump in over 50 years, an especially impressive achievement given that he ran a little over 10.5 miles alone. Tracking the progression of the marathon world record for the most recent fastest times, almost all records have been broken on the Berlin course.
This chart shows the world record marathon progression for men.
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