Breaking the 2h barrier for the full marathon

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Breaking the 2h barrier for the full marathon

Postby suresh » Fri May 05, 2017 9:59 am

Ordinary folks like me are happy going under 2h for the half marathon. Now we have elite runners attempting to do the full marathon in under 2h.

WHAT: Olympic marathon champ Eliud Kipchoge, two-time Boston winner Lelisa Desisa, and half marathon world record-holder Zersenay Tadese will try to break 2:00 in the marathon. The current world record is 2:02:57. Breaking 2:00 will require bettering that mark by 2.5%, a huge performance jump at the world-class level.

WHEN: Saturday, May 6, 5:45 a.m. Central European time. In the United States, the start time is 11:45 p.m. Eastern/8:45 p.m. Pacific on Friday.

WHERE: The Formula One race track in Monza, Italy. The runners will do roughly 17.5 laps of the 2.4-kilometer circuit.


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