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Nike Breaking 2 – Sub 2hour Marathon Attempt

THE BREAKING2 two-hour barrière Full Race with Paula Radcliffe Strategy: These are the pacing and fueling techniques that will help to guide Lelisa Desisa, Eliud Kipchoge and Zersenay Tadese to the first-ever sub-two-hour marathon finish. An electric car informs key information In this attempt, pace is everything. To help Kipchoge, Desisa and Tadese remain aware of the pace they need to maintain to hit their 1:59:59 target, an electric car (that won’t blast the athletes with exhaust) will drive about six meters ahead of the pack, showing the race pace, the amount of time that has passed and the projected marathon finish time. “This is typical of most road races, but the Breaking2 lead car will update this info every 200 meters whereas other races typically update these stats every kilometer or 5K,” says Dr. Brett Kirby, researcher and lead physiologist of the Nike Sport Research Lab. NNmarathon Pacers will help the runners keep record time To break the two-hour barrier, the athletes can’t afford to go a second slower than they need to. That’s why a team of 30 pacers (made up of some of the world’s best distance runners, including Bernard Lagat) will aid the runners to a sub-two-hour race finish by running to help them maintain a steady race pace and by creating a wind divergence. Athletes were invited to join the pacer crew based on their running capabilities and temperament. “We needed calm, steady pace runners who can run the same speed repeatedly,” says Dr. Brad Wilkins, a physiologist and the director of Nike Explore Team Generation Research in the Nike Sport Research Lab who works with Kirby on all things Breaking2 science Monza Italy: Eliud Kipchoge came a mere 26 seconds short finishing in 2hour and 25second over the marathon distance Zersenay Tadesse also recorded a personal best time Next up Eliud Kipchoge goes for the London Marathon 2018 after winning gold in the Rio Olympics 2016 #INEOS159