” … Novelty can go a long way in a 21st-century society dominated by ‘shareability’ and instant gratification, so if Eliud Kipchoge, Zersenay Tadese, or Lelisa Desisa can drum up some exposure for the sport then why not accept it? Millions of people worldwide have watched the video of [Justin] Gatlin entertaining his Japanese puppetmasters. Does his run mean anything? Not really. But it’s still fun to watch.”
Quote Of The Day
“From the outside it is little more than a gimmick. In not trying to claim any legitimacy for whatever times their runners achieve, Nike are attempting to ensure they do not lose credibility in the process. The purpose, according to the sportswear company, is to ‘show the potential to break [two hours] and enable future times to fall.’ A more cynical viewpoint would see it as a simple marketing ploy – the chance to generate some headlines and flog the world’s only two-hour marathon trainers.”
– The Telegraph‘s Ben Bloom discussing the merits and criticisms of Nike’s Breaking2 project and comparing it to when Justin Gatlin ran 100m in 9.45 with a huge industrial-sized fan at his back for a “silly” Japanese TV show.
- Morgan Uceny Retires
- BREAKING NEWS!! Justin Bieber ROCKING shorts OVER tights on trail run.
- Why is Christmas no longer allowed to be Christmas?
- Brenda Martinez Tempo Runs? Are they accurate?
- Female 2:42 marathon, 20-30mpw
- Do any of you have a child who was not smart enough for college?
- Need some help, saw a cute guy on a run and figured out who he is. But how to proceed?
- So at what point(in your life) do you just run and stop doing speedwork and races?