Sub two-hour marathon attempt in Monza – live!

Hello, good morning and welcome to our live coverage of today’s sub-two hour marathon attempt. Breaking two hours in a marathon remains one of the great barriers in athletics and today three elite runners – Eliud Kipchoge, Lelisa Desisa and Zersenay Tadese – will attempt to go under this elusive mark for the first time. The event is taking place on a 2.4km loop of the Monza Formula One track in northern Italy where it will take over 17 laps of the circuit to complete the marathon distance of 26.2 miles. The action is due to get underway at about 4.45am UK time so put some coffee on, grab a carb-heavy breakfast and come join me.

Also, do have a read of Sean Ingle’s preview piece on the attempt below...

Related: Nike pulls the strings in Monza for attempt at sub-two-hour marathon

Related: Nike’s two-hour marathon project reveals technological inequities in sport

Continue reading...

About the Author

Comments are closed.