Good Lord, the Bekele London Training Stuff Was True
What on Earth is going on here?
"Good Lord!" "What on Earth?" Why all the over-the-top astonishment? You've heard of Kenenisa Bekele, right? If not, do a quick search. He's run some WR's, won a few world x-c titles (and by "few" I mean: a LOT), and run some of the most amazing performances of all time (see: Paris 2003, 10,000m WC, particularly 2nd 5k).
Really, should anyone be surprised even a little at anything the guy might do? No, you shouldn't.
But if you must know the "secret" to what he did London, here it is:
"For the first time, he was working regularly with weights and using exercise balls to strengthen his core muscles. "
Core baby!! And weights could only mean one thing: CROSS-FIT baby!
So there you have it: Core and Crossfit, and you can create a sub-2 hour marathon. I bet Rich Froning will be doing one (or several) in no time. (and if you don't know who that it, God help us all.) This scientist should not be scouring East Africa for his potential 2 hour marathoner, but he should be scouring cross-fit gyms across America: ripped, shredded, and SUB 2 HOUR!