This Team Of Runners Is Chasing An Audacious Goal: A 2-Hour Marathon

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Runners (left to right) Lelisa Desisa, Eliud Kipchoge and Zersenay Tadese of Nike's Breaking2 project. (Courtesy Nike)

Nike has assembled a team of three runners who are now training for a very special race: they’re going to try to run a marathon — 26.2 miles — in two hours or less.

The Breaking2 project will stage the race sometime next spring, and the goal is audacious. A two-hour marathon would be nearly three minutes faster than the current world record.

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