Today, May 6, 2017g. In Breaking2 Nike, Eliud Kipchuge tried to beat the 2 hours in the marathon, but lose 25 seconds!
Final time: 2:00:25 – which is 2 minutes faster than the world record.
On Saturday morning, three athletes will set out to attempt to break the two-hour barrier for the 42 kilometre marathon distance.
Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya, Eritrea’s Zersenay Tadese and Ethiopia’s Lelisa Desisa will make the attempt by running around the Monza motor-racing track in Italy which is home to the Italian Formula 1 Grand Prix.
To break the barrier would require runners to maintain an average speed of 21.08 km per hour, something widely believed to be humanly impossible.
“Running under two hours will mean no human has limitations,” said Kipchoge before the attempt. “So I am running on Saturday to prove to any human in this universe that there are no limitations. We need to push and stretch beyond our thinking.”