So there you have it. Nike admits what we've been saying all day. Humans are nowhere near running a sub-2 attempt without assistance.
Sara Germano wrote:
The company says that while the run wonâ€™t be world record-eligible on a sanctioned course, the attempt will â€œshow the potential to break it and enable future times to fall.â€
Here is the article but it's behind a paywall. I think you may be able to read it for free below but if it doesn't work and you want to read it for free go to google news and type in "Germano Nike".