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Can Eliud Kipchoge, Lelisa Desisa and Zersenay Tadese break the sub two-hour marathon barrier?

Sport360 staff
by Sport360 staff
6th May 2017

article:6th May 2017

Three elite runners will attempt an audacious assault on the boundaries of the possible by trying to run a marathon in less than two hours.

Reigning Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge from Kenya, Ethiopia’s Lelisa Desisa and Eritrea’s Zersenay Tadese will aim to complete the marathon distance of 26.2 miles (42.195 kilometres) in 1hr 59min 59 sec or faster at the Monza National Autodrome racing circuit in Italy.


In their pursuit of sporting immortality the trio will need to set a ferocious pace of 4min 34sec per mile — seven seconds quicker than the pace of the current world record of 2:02:57 set by Dennis Kimetto of Kenya at the 2014 Berlin Marathon.

Can they break the record?

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