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On Saturday, October 12, 2019, Eliud Kipchoge became the first person ever to run a marathon in under two hours, a staggering achievement in athletics and human performance. Dr. Michael Joyner, an exercise physiologist at the Mayo Clinic, first predicted it might be possible in a paper he wrote in 1991. WIRED's Robbie Gonzalez has been following Kipchoge's attempts for years, and spoke with Joyner about how Kipchoge finally made it happen.

Check out WIREDs previous coverage of Kipchoges quest to break the two hour barrier:

Kipchoges 2017 Sub-2 attempt: https://www.wired.com/2016/12/nike-two-hour-marathon/

Post-race analysis of Kipchoges first sub-2 attempt https://www.wired.com/2017/05/two-hour-marathon-failed-nike/

WIREDs running club tries to run at Eliud Kipchoges pace: https://www.wired.com/2017/05/youll-never-run-sub-2-hour-marathon-pros-might/

The science behind Kipchoges controversial shoes: https://www.wired.com/story/the-science-behind-nikes-new-vaporfly-next-marathon-shoe/

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How the Two-Hour Marathon Limit Was Broken | WIRED

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