- Current marathon WR is 2:02:57
- Nike has launched sub two-hour project
- Official attempt scheduled for Saturday
On May 6, Eliud Kipchoge ran 2:00:25 for a marathon in Monza, Italy, as part of Nike's "Breaking2" project. Although over two-and-half minutes faster than the current record, the conditions of the run mean that Kipchoge's time may not count as a world record should Nike apply for official status.
(CNN)The history of competitive running is measured out by milestones. Roger Bannister's four-minute mile, Jim Hines's 10-second 100m, and Paula Radcliffe's unprecedented 2:15:25 marathon all redefined the barriers of human potential.