Reigning Olympic champ Eliud Kipchoge, 2-time Boston Marathon champ Lelisa Desisa and half-marathon world record holder Zersenay Tadese will partake.
By Sara Germano | The Wall Street Journal,
Three of the world’s top distance runners will skip major marathons this spring so they can focus instead on a Nike Inc. project to produce the world’s first sub-2 hour marathon, a high-stakes marketing ploy by the sneaker giant.
Breaking the 2-hour barrier is considered one of the last frontiers in the running world, and for years has been a consistent topic of debate within the sport. The current world record of 2:02:57 was set by Kenya’s Dennis Kimetto in 2014. Continue reading Nike Recruits Top Runners to Break 2-Hour Marathon Barrier