30 Sep '13, 11am

My latest post: The sub-2 hour marathon, and why you shouldn't hold your breath. Yet: Long

So a man who runs a 59-min half marathon will not be able to sustain two back-to-back 60 min half marathons. It's just not possible. And so therefore, before we can even consider the sub-2 hour marathon, we need to look at the ability over the half marathon. Until humans can run a half-marathon in under 58-minutes (and here, I'm talking low-57), it will not be possible to produce 59:59 twice in a marathon. And that can be taken one step further, to 10km. If you are going to see a 57:x half marathon, then you should also be seeing a 10km that is substantially faster than the current 26:x. The 10km performance required to run a 57 is probably in the high 25s. It's possible, of course, that the change could come from the ability to sustain high speeds, rather than to nudge the entire system faster. In other words, the runners of the future could well run at current 21km paces...

Full article: http://www.sportsscientists.com/2013/09/the-sub-2-hour-ma...

Tweets

In the wake of Sunday's marathon WR, will we see a sub-2:00 marathon soon?

In the wake of Sunday's marathon WR, will we se...

running.competitor.com 30 Sep '13, 6pm

Kipsang is also 31, in his fourth year of marathon running, and set this WR in his seventh race, which, Tucker says, is a ...

Very interesting read - 'The two-hour marathon: Who and when, if at all?' - via @Scienceofsport:

Very interesting read - 'The two-hour marathon:...

sportsscientists.com 29 Sep '13, 9am

The two-hour marathon: Who and when? If at all... This morning, I came across what has been a very topical point of debate...

Latest post: More thoughts on Wilson Kipsang's marathon WR,looking at the precision of pacing: 2…

Latest post: More thoughts on Wilson Kipsang's ...

sportsscientists.com 30 Sep '13, 7am

Wilson Kipsang's 2:03:23 WR: Thoughts and analysis Wilson Kipsang yesterday became the 32nd man since WWII to hold the mar...

Breathometer: Make Smarter Decisions One Breath at a Time

Breathometer: Make Smarter Decisions One Breath...

justluxe.com 30 Sep '13, 9pm

Remember when you were impressed that your smartphone found the best Italian restaurant in the area and even gave you dire...

updated - 10KM at the Standard Chartered KL Marathon! :D #scklm2013

updated - 10KM at the Standard Chartered KL Mar...

kenwooi.com 29 Sep '13, 2pm

Never in my life would I have thought that I’d enjoy running. I mean, a general perception of running is that it makes us ...

Why a Sub-2:00 Marathon Won't Happen Soon

runnersworld.com 01 Oct '13, 3pm

"[T]he currently best runners on the planet are hovering around 59-minutes for half the distance that people expect them t...

Why a sub-2:00 marathon won't happen anytime soon:

runnersworld.com 01 Oct '13, 5pm

"[T]he currently best runners on the planet are hovering around 59-minutes for half the distance that people expect them t...

Removing a 16 Month Google Penalty – There is Hope Yet by @matthewbarby

Removing a 16 Month Google Penalty – There is H...

searchenginejournal.com 01 Oct '13, 5pm

“Not long after Penguin 1.0 rolled out we started getting an increasing number of inquiries from webmasters seeking help i...

Sidestep these 10 common marathon day mistakes ...

runnersworld.com 01 Oct '13, 4am

Because I am a resident of Estes Park, Colorado, you might assume I have a home-field advantage in our local marathon. Ind...

New Post: How the Boston Marathon bombing is changing other Marathons

New Post: How the Boston Marathon bombing is ch...

runeatrepeat.com 04 Oct '13, 6pm

I totally agree with Bethany. Crazy people are everywhere. If you stop living your life because of that, the crazies have ...

Catherine Ndereba: Not Ready to Retire, Just Yet, by Justin Lagat: Catherine Ndereba is one of the great women...

Catherine Ndereba: Not Ready to Retire, Just Ye...

runblogrun.com 23 Sep '13, 10pm

Catherine Ndereba Not Ready to Retire Yet: The 10th edition of the UAP Ndakaini Half Marathon took place this weekend (Sep...

Le record du monde du marathon vient d'être bat...

sportsscientists.com 29 Sep '13, 7am

Berlin Marathon 2013: Live splits and analysis World Record! 2:03:23 Wilson Kipsang Live Splits and Analysis Wilson Kipsan...

NYC Marathon Bans Hydration Backpacks

running.competitor.com 01 Oct '13, 10am

Lisa McGarry is preparing for her 11th New York City Marathon and isn’t pleased with the decision. “I opened [the New York...

Kipsang takes Marathon World Record in Berlin, ...

runblogrun.com 30 Sep '13, 5am

KIPSANG TAKES MARATHON WORLD RECORD IN BERLIN By David Monti, @d9monti (c) 2013 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved, ...