douglas burke wrote:
Sub 2 is not happening in any of our lifetimes, without a major gimmick like ALL down hill like the Fontana Half Marathon, even that would be hard as the quads would be so beat up by 20 miles.
This is silly, 3 great runners just doing a sideshow, when they could be running REAL Half or Full Marathons in the Spring.
What do you think is possible in the next 80 or so years (i.e any of the HSers who post here have a decent shot to living past 90)? 3 mins doesn't sound too crazy to me over a time period like that. For reference that is what we have taken off in the last 20 years. Last 80 years is like 25 mins. 2 hours is fast. It isn't a time that seems impossible (versus say running a mile in 3 mins).
That being said Nike's attempt seems like a PR event. The question is if you do something like set up a 5 mile loop of synthetic surface and who knows what else, how do you feel about it as a record? What about about if they set it up so there is a tailwind on half of the course?