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Chris Derrick (tall guy in center) and Andrew Bumbalough 2:00:25 Breaking2LRC Pacing2: Chris Derrick & Andrew Bumbalough Tell What It Was Like to Pace Eliud Kipchoge to 2:00:25 Derrick and Bumbalough talk about not only the details of the attempt but also their tremendous respect for Kipchoge.

NIke PR Photo Breaking2 2:00:25LRC Nike or Its PR Firm Altered the Time on the Clock in Eliud Kipchoge Breaking2 Finishline Photo The best marketers in the world wanted everything to look perfect, so they just added 2 seconds to the finishline clock photo they sent out which was off.

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Payton Jordan *Results

15-11-21-ncaaxc-1272Results: Justyn Knight (13:17) Takes Down Edward Cheserek (13:24), Tiernan Wins 10k, Hasan 5k A 57-second final lap got Knight the big win. NCAA XC Champ Patrick Tiernan (27:29) won the 10,000 and got the scalps of Mo Ahmed, Shadrack Kipchirchir and Hassan Mead (Callum Hawkins and Jake Robertson DNF), Eric Jenkins won the 1,500 (3:38), Anthony Rotich the steeple (8:36), Chrishuna Williams won the 800 (2:02), and Sifan Hasan won the 5k (15:13). In the “B” 5,000m, Matt Centrowitz ran 13:48 and Drew Hunter 13:49. *IAAF Payton Jordan Recap

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Nike Sub-2 Marathon Distance Attempt *Race Replay

IMG_7729LRC Breaking2 Falls Short, But Eliud Kipchoge Runs An Astonishing 2:00:25 It won’t go in any record books, but Kipchoge showed once again he is the greatest marathoner of all time. We try to break down his remarkable run.
*Miss The Show? Watch The Replay Here

*Form Analysis: What Could Nike Scientists Do To Better Manage Fatigue The Next Time Around?
*Pat Butcher: “So, Superman is not a big, chisel-jawed white Jewish guy from New York, after all. He is a weedy little black guy from 3,000 metres up in the Great Rift Valley in Kenya.”
*RW: Processing The Aftermath Of The Sub-2:00 Attempt An interesting note is that Kipchoge unexpectedly used the new Swedish sports drink used by Kenenisa Bekele and the rival Sub2Hr project.
*IAAF: Eliud Kipchoge A “Happy Man” “I hope next time people believe it is possible.”
*NY Times:
Eliud Kipchoge Runs World’s Fastest Marathon, In Nike’s Special Shoes
*WSJ: Nike Marathon Stunt Fails To Break Two-Hour Barrier

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Bolt Updates

LetsRun.com Went To Kenya For An Inside Look At Kipchoge’s Training For Sub-2

Steeplechaser Brimin Kiprop Kipruto chats with Kipchoge. Photo courtesy Jean-Pierre Durand for the IAAF.Part II: LRC A Day With Olympic Marathon Champion Eliud Kipchoge, Part II: A Look At Kipchoge’s Spartan Training Camp & Why He Is Part Of Nike’s Breaking2 Attempt When we visited Kipchoge in Kenya as he was in the midst of training for his sub-2 attempt, he was confident, “I will run under 2:00. The gap, that’s about thinking, that’s psychological.”

Eliud Kipchoge (r) warming up before sunset on the Moi University trackPart I: LRC A Day With Olympic Marathon Champion Eliud Kipchoge, Part I: A Tuesday Morning Track Workout Later this week, Eliud Kipchoge will attempt to become the first human to run 26.2 miles in under two hours. 7 weeks ago, we traveled to Kenya to try to figure out what makes him so special.

Video: Workout Of Champions: Watch Kipchoge’s 5 X 2k, 1k Track Workout In Kenya


Sunday Road Results

Track And Field’s Opening Day Was Lots Of Fun *Full Results *TV& Streaming

kewmoi-wins-dohaFull Doha Recap LRC Ronald Kwemoi Announces Himself In The 3K, A Historically Fast Women’s Steeple, A BOMB From Thomas Rohler In The Javelin & Much More As The 2017 DL Season Kicks Off In Doha Track and field’s opening day did not disappoint as the women’s steeple was historically good, we’re excited about the men’s 5,000 for the first time in years, and a new 21-year-old star won an event in just his fourth attempt at the event ever in his life.

LRCsemenya-wins-doha-2017 Caster Semenya Destroys Genzebe Dibaba In Much-Anticipated 800 Matchup It looks like only a court of law can stop Semenya or Wambui this year.

Doha Talk On Our Forum

Full Coverage and Pre-Meet News In Our Doha Special Section

Week That Was

LRCWTW: Natosha Rogers and Katie Mackey Get First National Titles, Emmauel Korir Negative Splits 1:43.73, Blue Collar Running, Tergat Replaces Keino

We take quick look at last week as we're really busy getting busy for a big week this weekend.

Previous Sub-2 News

The Rosas Speak To LRC

Dr. Gabriele Rosa in New York in 2016LRC Agents Federico And Gabriele Rosa Answer Our Questions About Doping In Kenya After Jemima Sumgong’s “A” Positive Test The Rosas have suspended everyone in their women’s marathon group (Olympic, Tokyo and Paris champs). They say they are fighting the scourge of doping in Kenya and before Sumgong’s bust had started blood testing their own athletes, and kicked two out for suspicious values.