Amazing Stats from Eliud Kipchoge’s Marathon World Record

How far could you run at his average pace?

Eliud Kipchoge
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Yesterday Eliud Kipchoge ran 2:01:39 at the Berlin Marathon to break the world record, becoming the first person in history to go under 2:02 on a record-eligible course. Here are a few fun facts in the wake of Kipchoge’s mark.

Kipchoge’s average pace per mile: 4:38.4

Kipchoge’s average pace per 5K: 14:24.9

Kipchoge’s average pace for one lap of a standard outdoor track: 69.19 seconds

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Kipchoge’s time at halfway: 61:06

Kipchoge’s split for his second half marathon: 60:33

Number of Americans who have run faster than 60:33 for a half marathon on a record-eligible course: 3 (Ryan Hall, Leonard Korir, and Dathan Ritzenhein)

Average of Kipchoge’s five fastest marathons on a record-eligible course: 2:03:21

Watch: Runners attempt to maintain Kipchoge's world record pace.

Number of people who have run one marathon faster than Kipchoge’s five-fastest marathons average on a record-eligible course: 4 (Dennis Kimetto, Kenenisa Bekele, Wilson Kipsang, and Emmanuel Mutai)

Amount by which Kipchoge lowered the world record: 1:18

Last time the men’s world record was broken by a larger margin: 1967 (Derek Clayton broke it by 2 minutes and 24 seconds)

Amount by which the men’s world record has fallen since Kipchoge was born on November 5, 1984: 6:26

Distance covered at Kipchoge’s world record pace in 6:26: 1.39 miles

Number of times the men’s world record has been broken since 2002: 7

Number of those new records set in Berlin: 7

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