With his band of pacers Eliud began the challenge at 7:15am Saturday morning surrounded by crowds of an estimated 120,000 fans lining the 4.4km route.
The sub 2-hour time however will not be set as a world record under the eyes of the IAAF for a few reasons. Firstly, Eliud ran against no one-the field was not competitive. He also most obviously ran the distance with pacers that rotated in and out (would never happen in a competitive race). His footwear is also a prototype with some new carbon tech used inside it alongside air pods under the forefoot.