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Factbox - Men's marathon milestones
May 2, 2017 / 10:30 AM / 7 months ago

Factbox - Men's marathon milestones

(Reuters) - A list of notable men’s marathon milestones ahead of Nike’s “Breaking-2” attempt to produce a sub-two hour marathon in Italy this weekend:

2:55.18. Johnny Hayes, London Olympics, July 24 1908 (first running of the 26 mile, 385 yard distance that became the standard distance)

First sub-2:30. 2:22.14 Sohn Kee-chung, Tokyo Mar. 21, 1935

Sub-2:20. 2:18.35 Jim Peters, London June 13, 1953

Sub-2:18. 2:17.40 Jim Peters, London June 26, 1954

Sub-2:17. 2:15.17 Sergey Popov, Stockholm Aug. 24, 1958

Sub-2-15. 2:14.28 Buddy Edelen, London June 15, 1963

Sub-2:14. 2:13.55 Basil Heatley, London June 13, 1964

Sub-2:13. 2:12.12 Abebe Bikila, Tokyo (Olympics) Oct. 21, 1964

Sub-2:10. 2:09.37 Derek Clayton, Fukuoka Dec. 3, 1967

Sub-2:09. 2:08.34 Derek Clayton, Antwerp May 30, 1969

Sub-2:08. 2:07.12 Carlos Lopes, Rotterdam April 20, 1985

Sub-2:07. 2:06.50 Belayneh Dinsamo, Rotterdam April 17, 1988

Sub-2:06. 2:05:42 Khalid Khannouchi, Chicago Oct. 24, 1999

Sub-2:05. 2:04.55 Paul Tergat, Berlin, Sept. 28, 2003

Sub-2:04. 2:03.59 Haile Gebrselassie, Berlin Sept. 28, 2008

Sub-2:03. 2:02.57 Dennis Kimetto, Berlin Sept. 29, 2014

(Statistics provided by AIMS - The Association of International Marathons and Distance Races)

Reporting by Aditi Prakash in Bengaluru

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