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Sub 2hr marathon attempt

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1 hour ago, IronmanFoz said:

Who is doing it? The Merglers?

Classic

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Will WADA be in attendance?

 

Or are they too busy door-knocking in Melbourne.

 

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1 hour ago, ironpo said:

Are u gunna try this ex?

I truly can't get over the pace they run at for that distance. I think I once did 3km at that speed.

I suppose it's like any sport though. 1500m at sub 1min/100m, or 40km at 50+km/hr. Those speeds are attainable for us over short spurts, but the thought of doing it for any real distance is unfathomable.

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41 minutes ago, Ex-Hasbeen said:

1500m at sub 1min/100m

Hey, thats me! Woohoo!!

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5 hours ago, Ex-Hasbeen said:

1500m at sub 1min/100m

 

4 hours ago, The Turtle said:

Hey, thats me! Woohoo!!

You do know he meant swimming, right?  :-P

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4 hours ago, The Turtle said:

Hey, thats me! Woohoo!!

 

5 minutes ago, Stikman said:

 

You do know he meant swimming, right?  :-P

I refuse to acknowledge that......

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I'll take that as an admission of guilt!

But don't worry - took me a few seconds to pick up on it too.

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5 hours ago, Ex-Hasbeen said:

 but the thought of doing it for any real distance is unfathomable.

Without PEDs anyways

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Breaking 2 hours is very simple:

 

Nike puts up $2million take it all for whoever breaks it. If no-one breaks it no-one gets the money.

Set the date for one year from now, so everyone has time to dope themselves to their eyeballs and back again, and it will be a case of whoever doesn't get caught or dies.

 

Sub two hours guaranteed and Nike gets all the publicity they need

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Need more than an ADA, need someone to check their shoes for springs.

Some context:

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I don't think they should drug test for this. 

Its not like it's the Olympics or a real race. 

 

Drug up up and break the record. 

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2 hours ago, Horowitz said:

Breaking 2 hours is very simple:

 

Nike puts up $2million take it all for whoever breaks it. If no-one breaks it no-one gets the money.

Set the date for one year from now, so everyone has time to dope themselves to their eyeballs and back again, and it will be a case of whoever doesn't get caught or dies.

 

Sub two hours guaranteed and Nike gets all the publicity they need

And of course to get the $2M you have to be wearing Nike shoes.

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8 hours ago, Peter said:

I don't think they should drug test for this. 

Its not like it's the Olympics or a real race. 

 

Drug up up and break the record. 

If it is a record that is going to stand then it has to have drug testing before the record can be ratified. But are they saying they will break 2hr or set a world record, two quite different things.

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Do they drug test the guys that create world records for eating the most hotdogs?

breakng 2hrs like this is just that. Breaking 2hrs. 

Doing it at an iaaf Olympics or world championships is totally different. Sure drug test there. 

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https://www.outsideonline.com/2170396/break-2-hour-marathon-runners-will-have-change-how-they-fuel

intersting read 

not sure how accurate it is but it states they usually only take in 20 to 25  hrs carbs per hr

and trying to take in 60 grams per hr is extreme, I think most on here claim they need at least 60 per hr and most try and get in much more during an IM

no wonder AP sees so many people walking the marathon 

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17 hours ago, Peter said:

Do they drug test the guys that create world records for eating the most hotdogs?

breakng 2hrs like this is just that. Breaking 2hrs. 

Doing it at an iaaf Olympics or world championships is totally different. Sure drug test there. 

But won't it be the IAAF, not Guinness that ratifies any Marathon World Record? I'm sure if it is eligible to be a record (course design, not motor-paced etc) they would want to at least have the right to drug test before/after the attempt. I'd say all the guys going for it would be on WADAs out of competition testing program anyway, so they could rock up race-day and test them.

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I don't think from what I have read/heard that it will be ratified by IAAF as:

pace car including pace and drafting set up, so the runners are tucked in behind fairing

special shoes, including "spring type propulsion" in sole

3 day window on a car race track and will go when atmospheric conditions are optimal

3 runners especially trained and prepared for this

This is a Nike publicity event as only Nike sponsored athletes (the current world record holder is with Adidas), it is to see if it can be done and could potentially have the Banister effect

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Lance might have a bash to get back onside with Nike

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7 hours ago, trinube said:

Lance might have a bash to get back onside with Nike

He could give them some tips on nutrition & supplements.

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2 hours ago, Peter said:

Just came across this. 

 

 

 

I scooped Peter!!

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