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RE: Breaking: Nike admits that its sub-2 hr attempt won't come on a legitimate course and won't count for a WR

knew a minimalist wrote:


It's a given that this will be on an assisted course. Rojo is 100% correct.


It may be an assisted course or it may be on an ineligible course.
We won't know if he is correct until we know the course.


In ideal unassisted course would be this:

Perfectly flat and perfectly straight the entire way with perfect temperature and no sun.

Maybe allow pacers to jump in a different points so there is a rabbit the whole way.
That's no different than wejo pacing Paula.

The runner still has to run it without physical aid.
But those conditions would be much faster than any current race situation allows for and would not be record eligible.

I'm not saying it would produce a sub two but it would give us a better idea of how fast man could run after eliminating many of the variables that slow a race down.


Incidentally, what specific type of assistance do you predict they will have?

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