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
After running an impressive five marathons in 1-year (NYC, Dubai, Boston, Bejing, NYC) he realized he needs to scale back on only focus on two a year.