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[Video] Eritrea's Zersenay Tadese featured in NatGeo's Breaking2 Documentary



After six months of scientifically advanced training, three of the world’s most elite distance runners --Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya, Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia and Zersenay Tadese of Eritrea -- set out to break the two-hour marathon barrier.

Kenyan runner comes close, but 2-hour marathon barrier remains unbroken


By Wayne Drash and Monte Plott, CNN

Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge came tantalizingly close to breaking one of the most coveted frontiers left in athletics, running a full marathon in two hours and 24 seconds Saturday.

Kipchoge, 32, joined fellow world-class runners Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia and Zersenay Tadese of Eritrea in Nike's Breaking2 project, an attempt to cover the 26.2 miles (42.2 kilometers) of a marathon in under two hours. Guided by a platoon of pacing runners, the three started together, but Kipchoge -- the 2016 Olympic champion and the 2016 London Marathon winner -- came closest in the end.

The marathon was held at the Monza Formula 1 racetrack near Milan, Italy, a site chosen because it was built for speed. The effort came 63 years to the day since Roger Bannister became the first person to run a mile in under four minutes.

Nike launched its Breaking2 project in 2014, with Saturday's result culminating hours and hours of research, design and planning -- all devoted to maximizing human potential over the marathon.

Read the complete story at CNN


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