Eliud Kipchoge, Lelisa Desisa and Zersenay Tadese will skip a spring marathon and instead participate in a Nike-run program which will try and create the perfect preparations and conditions for a man to run 4:34 pace for 26.2 miles.
*Wired: “Inside Nike’s Quest For The Impossible: A Two-Hour Marathon” The article is from Ed Caesar who spent three years writing the book, Two Hours: The Quest To Run The Impossible Marathon, which was published in 2015.
*WSJ Article By Sarah Germano Includes a quote from LRC's Rojo and Nike admits the sub-2 attempt won't be on a record eligible course.
*MB: Nike sub 2 Hour Marathon attempt in 2017 & Nike ruins dream Bekele vs. Kipchoge London matchup
*MB: Nike admits that its sub-2 hr attempt won’t come on a legitimate course and won’t count for a WR
*LRC Archives The Myth Of The Sub-2-Hour Marathon Rojo wrote this article over 3-years ago and said, “Despite the dumb mainstream press articles … the fact of the matter is humans aren’t close to doing it (without the help of some undetectable drugs).”
*Special LRC Sub-2 Hour Marathon Section
Mo Farah, Chris Derrick, German Gernandez, Tariku Bekele, Zersenay Tadese, Imane Merga, Ibrahim Jeilan, Muktar Edris and more.
Farah will face a stacked field which will include Geoffrey Kamworor and Zersenay Tadese.
*Video Interview With Farah
With Mo Farah and Geoffrey Kamworor previously announced, this is shaping up to be an amazing race.
Tadese faces 13 sub-60 minute runners (4 sub-59:00) including Bernard Koech (58:41), Stanley Biwott (58:56) and former marathon WR holder Wilson Kipsang. Women's field has 8 sub-68 women as Jeptoo is up against World Half champ Gladys Cherono and Common Wealth Games champion Joyce Chepkirui.
Caster Semenya appears to be on the way back, the Brooks Beasts now have one more Diamond League win by Americans than the Nike Oregon Project and Bowerman Track Club combined, and the USA dominated World Juniors. Plus if you missed it, we've got links to the Kenyan champs and Stockholm, and we don't know what to say about the doping report yet.
What a week it was with London, Boston, Drake and Penn. Annie LeBlanc kept rolling at Penn, we've got an excuse for Zersenay Tadese, we tell you why so many of you hate sit and kick races, talk Larry the Legend's underwater treadmill, masters doping and more.
If you want to dominate your Boston office pool read this as we give you insight on just about everyone. Ritz is getting help from Greg Meyer and Hartmann, Tadese hopes to have figured out the marathon, Makau is ready, Tadese still looks great, not to mention Teg, Cabada and oh yeah a guy named Meb. Interviews and more.
2013 champ Lelisa Desisa and former world record holder Patrick Makau (2:03:38 PR) are the headliners, but there's depth behind them with five sub-2:05 men overall and five more sub-2:07 + HM world record holder Zersenay Tadese (58:23).