The Science of How Nike Nearly Cracked the Two-Hour Marathon | WIRED

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  • Published on:  Thursday, June 29, 2017
  • Runners have been trying to break through the 2 hour marathon mark for decades. Here's the incredible science behind how Eliud Kipchoge came within 25 seconds in Nike's Breaking2 project.

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    The Science of How Nike Nearly Cracked the Two-Hour Marathon | WIRED
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  • vadergrd



    also supporting abussive training camps , also defavouring women athletes that become young mothers

  • Bruce Gelman

    Bruce Gelman

     7 days ago

    Congrats on pulling off one of the great scams in running history.The chances he did this without blood doping are one in 10million. 4:30 miles x 26.Give me a break.How many people can run 10k in that clip? And you expect me to believe he did this for 41.2k!

  • Momchil Andonov

    Momchil Andonov

     7 days ago

    I don't see how such experience can cost millions...

  • Innis Mor

    Innis Mor

     14 days ago

    Jeepers. I could have designed a better wind shield than that - an electric vehicle, low to ground, and big huge plexi-glass wind shield. Kipchoge could have run in a cocoon vacuum and maybe broke 1hr55. Let me design the ""science" next time. Since it is not a race, the runners as pacers and shield is wholly superfluous.

  • Pratyush Priyam

    Pratyush Priyam

     14 days ago

    who's here to read comments about him breaking the record ?

  • akshay sunail

    akshay sunail

     21 days ago

    Finally it's done 1:59

  • TheSushiraw


     21 days ago +1

    ATHLETES run, NIKE take credit 🤣

  • WJ C

    WJ C

     21 days ago

    lol if i have such support i would have broke 2 hours also ez

  • Untamed beauty

    Untamed beauty

     21 days ago

    Eliud Kipchoge, thank you for challenging the human limits and proving to us that no human is truly limited. You will forever go down in history. Your words ring true '‘Only the disciplined ones in the life are free. If you are indisciplined, you are a slave to your moods and passions.’ https://www.untamedbeauty.co.ke/

  • Brenda Boucher

    Brenda Boucher

     21 days ago +1


  • Kako Onikumo Ekun

    Kako Onikumo Ekun

     21 days ago

    Big deal, I can do same thing in 2mths 4wks 7days 24hrs 60mins 37secs.😎

  • Sequoah Hicks

    Sequoah Hicks

     21 days ago +1

    Well actually

  • No Evolution

    No Evolution

     21 days ago

    Tittle should be how Kipchoge relentlessness crack the two hour marathon 😑

  • Strothy2


     21 days ago

    Those fuckers did it... congratz!!!!

  • germslover666


     21 days ago

    It's funny but I thought I saw a man Eliud Kipchoge cross the finish line not a pair of shoes, now I'm no genius but tell me if I'm wrong? It's pretty absurd NIKE making the claim that they cracked the two hour marathon when it was one man who ran the marathon in under two hours. If it were truly the shoes that got the man the under two hour record why didn't the rest of the runners wearing those shoes come in under the two hour mark as well? NIKE may make a good running shoe but it takes a lot more then just a shoe to run a marathon.

  • Cumbrian Rider

    Cumbrian Rider

     21 days ago

    old news

  • ProPique


     21 days ago

    Someone should try that bare feet

  • ProPique


     21 days ago

    Well, now he has.

  • John


     21 days ago +1

    So basically he DIDNT really beat the record without HELP

  • anime abdi

    anime abdi

     21 days ago

    he said he did it in 2 hours and 32 seconds but it is 23 seconds😤😤