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September 16, 2018

Kenyan runner Eliud Kipchoge broke the marathon world record by more than a minute Sunday, winning the Berlin Marathon with a stunning time of 2:01:39. The previous record, also set in Berlin, was a 2:02:57 race run by Kenya's Dennis Kimetto in 2014.

"I had a great belief that I would run a world record," Kipchoge said after his victory. "But I didn't know I'd run 2:01. I didn't know that what I was believing translated to 2:01, but I'm happy for it."

Kipchoge, who has been hailed as the "greatest marathon runner of all time," won Olympic gold for the marathon in 2016. Watch his moment of triumph in Berlin below. Bonnie Kristian

December 14, 2017

Buying chips from a vending machine is so 2017. In 2018, buying a car with the push of a button is where it's at.

Alibaba, a massive online retailer often referred to as the "Amazon of China," unveiled a video concept of its "Auto Vending Machine" on Wednesday. It's an attempt to simplify car buying, letting users browse, test drive and buy a car in a matter of minutes.

Oh, and it's also shaped like a cat.

The car-buying process starts with Alibaba's Taobao app. When customers spot a car they like on the street, they scan it on the app, customize the vehicle's color, and pick it up at their nearest vending machine for a test drive, per TechCrunch. After test driving for three days, shoppers can either buy the car or test something else.

This video breaks down the process:

Alibaba will open its first two test-drive centers in China next month, and aims to install more across the country in 2018. Who knows what wallet-altering decisions you’ll be able to make on a whim next? Kathryn Krawczyk

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