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
Successes over the last 3 months... Expect even more in 2017... https://t.co/C2oXXklyd7 6 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

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Personal training goals - Runnersworld

What You Can Learn From the Quest for a Sub-2-Hour MarathonThese small, smart strategies will help you nail any 26.2 time goal.

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Interview with Jos Hermens in Deadspin

Deadspin have done an interview with Jos Hermens about how he and his team will find the Sub2 Marathoner.

Want to get involved?

We are looking for contributions to this recordbreaking campaign to elevate the human abilty to run faster, better and cleaner.

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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