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Nike’s Quest to Beat the Two-Hour Marathon Comes Up Oh So Short

But, despite the hype, despite the shoes, despite the millions of dollars of investment, despite the rigorous application of the latest scientific thinking and bio-mechanical analysis, and despite the mammoth effort of Eliud Kipchoge, the world’s best marathon runner, Nike’s much-publicized attempt to break the two-hour marathon mark came up short this morning at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza outside Milan, Italy. It was a close-run thing, but the two-hour marathon remains unbroken, for now, with Kipchoge finishing his marathon in 2 hours and 25 seconds.

I don’t care if it’s 25 seconds or 5 minutes too short — this was amazing and inspiring to watch. Certainly was worth it simply for the motivation.



So it goes