Kipchoge breaks Berlin Men's Marathon record #CitizenWeekend
Victory in Berlin: Eliud Kipchoge sets new marathon record
Last week the time 2: 01.39 in the marathon seemed like something incredible, but now it is a new world record.
September 16, Eliud Kipchoge from Kenya won Berlin Marathon and broke the previous record set in 2014 by another Kenyan athlete, Dennis Kipruto Kimmeto, at 2: 02.57.
But hard preparations began for making the Nike Breaking 2 dream come true. The main idea behind Breaking 2 is to increase runners' performance by 4% through the right equipment, taking into account the specific physical condition of the athletes, as well as the ideal weather conditions and the correct running equipment. So what are they: ideal conditions for overcoming a marathon distance?
Correct sneaker weight
It all started with sneakers. They were created according to the strategy, not light weight, but correct weight. As a result, Zoomx special foam was added to the shoe. The sneaker got heavier, but it protected the legs well during the marathon. Carbon fiber has also been added to the rear to lift the leg. The effect of running down the mountain was ensured. This is how the Nike Zoom Vaportfly was introduced to the world. Kipchoge took an active part in the advertising campaign of the new model.
Health comes first
Also, doctors were involved in the experiment. They constantly monitored the condition of the marathon runners. A special motivation for participating in the competition was the sum of $ 1 million. It could have been received by a marathon runner who ran the distance in less than two hours.
First results: new record
Of course, Eliud Kipchoge achieved success not only thanks to the equipment and careful work of scientists, doctors and trainers, but thanks to endurance and endless faith in himself. He trained a lot according to a special scheme. The first fruits were given by an experimental race, according to the results of which the athlete Eliud Kipchoge covered the distance of 42.2 km in 2 hours 00 minutes 25 seconds. True, these numbers were not officially recognized, and Kipchoga had to gather his will and try to repeat his success.
Breaking2. A new world record in the marathon.
Athlete Eliud Kipchoge covered the distance of 42.2 km in 2 hours 00 minutes 25 seconds.
Persistence led him to victory in Berlin. However, the athlete himself and scientists believe that there is still a chance to approach the coveted figure of 1: 59.59.