Countdown to the firstSub2hr marathon

Countdown to the firstSub2hr marathon

No longer a matter of if but rather when

The first dedicated international research initiative made up of specialist multidisciplinary scientists from academia, elite athletes and strategic industry partners.

@SUB2HRS
We've been featured in the @nytimes! Jeré Longman explains our attempt at a #sub2marathon: https://t.co/XM006moyT4 https://t.co/pSfYHaujRa 70 days ago

The record

  • 02:02:57
  • Dennis Kimetto  Kenyan
  • Berlin Marathon
  • 28th September 2014

It has taken 100 years to get where we are today...

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News and Events

Covered in Business Insider UK

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Covered in Business Insider UK

An exercise scientist has a plan to finally conquer the 2-hour marathon

Article in Dallas Morning News

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Article in Dallas Morning News

Is it possible to finish a marathon under 2 hours? This SMU professor is trying to make it happen.

Man vs. Marathon Part 2

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Man vs. Marathon Part 2

NY Times Article Part 2 - This is Part 2 of a two-part series on a scientist’s attempt to produce a revolutionary marathon time.

Intelligent training

More detailed information will be needed on the relationship between maximal aerobic capacity and running economy and the influence of body size, anthropometry and running form on thermoregulation, running economy and fuel use. “Intelligent training” methods involving linking the very latest genetic technologies to training aids such as accelerometry, GPS and heart rate monitoring will also need to be developed.

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Want to get involved with the Sub 2Hr Project? We are looking for partners from academia and industry with specialist expertise ranging from labratory to field research.

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