Kipchoge runs quickest marathon in just over two hours

Kipchoge runs quickest marathon in just over two hours

Kipchoge runs quickest marathon in just over two hours

But there was simply nothing left as he finished 26 seconds down. The race was staged on a Formula One racetrack in Monza, Italy, selected for its ideal climate for distance running, and Nike flew in dozens of other world-class runners to set the pace for the contestants.

Nike Chief Executive Mark Parker emphasized the progress that had been made. Eliud Kipchoge was 2.

"This is one particular endeavour where we have learned an terrible lot about running and performance running, but another attempt is probably not what some other people want to do", he said.

Former 10,000-meter world record holder Dave Bedford is not buying the new time as the world record. I have lifted a branch and I am going onto the next one. The sportswear giant's attempts to propel one of its athletes to the "impossible" feat of a sub-two-hour marathon may have come up an agonising 26 seconds short, but its #Breaking2 "moonshot" is likely to be remembered for setting new standards in sports marketing regardless.

"What a shame he didn't quite go under but it really just shows what the human body is capable of, and that is definitely a sub two-hour marathon", he said. They also sponsor Dennis Kimetto, who has run the official world record of 2:02:57, and Wilson Kipsang, whose PR is 2:03:13.

It's hard to believe, just thirty minutes before, the 32-year-old ran the world's fastest marathon of all time. The change of breaking two-hours now looks closer than ever.

A total of 30 pacemakers split into groups of six, taking turns to set a tempo in a race run 63 years to the day after Briton Roger Bannister became the first man to run a mile in less than four minutes.

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Kenyan long-distance runner Eliud Kipchoge ran a marathon on Saturday in 2 hours and 25 seconds, about 2 1/2 minutes faster than the current world record.

And, after three years of planning, Nike's audacious attempt at breaking the two-hour barrier remained just that, despite the aid of a shoe that designers say will make runners four percent more efficient.

Nike selected the Monza race track near Milan, Italy as the site of the attempt, opting for a controlled situation rather than, say, an environment like the NY or London marathons.

"I want to see it done under the circumstances marathoners usually run in without any ergogenic aids", he said.

"I think we need to accept it as it is".

"Today, millions of people around the world watched as running history was written". It was a departure from normal marathon races, where runners jockey for position against thousands of competitors and must navigate through hilly sections.

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