Friday, May 5, 2017

Required Sub-Two Hour Marathon Reading

As I'm sure you're all well aware, tomorrow, May 6 2017, will see the world's top marathon runners attempt a sub-two hour marathon. 

Chris Chavez's comprehensive article about the attempt for Sports Illustrated indicates that, though the times of the event, whatever they are, will be official, the course is not eligible for an official world record.  The whole article is great, so give it a read for all of the fine details.

Likewise, check out Scott Douglas's piece for Runner's World, which lists the various viewing times for the race, including a live stream on the Runner's World website.

As a necessary counterpoint to the organization of Saturday's race, it's worth reading Sarah Barker's article for Deadspin from a few years back, in which she contends that pacers aren't always the best thing for the sport of running.

If you're on the East Coast of the United States, like we are, the race will go off at 11:45 pm on Friday night, which we know is a little late for those of you who will be joining us for our Sports Club long run on Saturday.  Why let a little sleep get in the way, though?  This will be exciting.

Happy watching!

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