Kipjog helped all mankind fulfill their long-cherished wish.
Make history, like the first man to land on the moon
As he stood at the starting point of the track specially planned for him at Platte Park in Vienna, Kipjog became the hope of the whole world to challenge the marathon limit of two hours.
To make history, like the first man to go to the moon. At the pre-race press conference, he described his state of mind and mood like this: When I ran 2 hours and 03 minutes, people said it was my limit. Later, I ran to 2 hours, 01 minutes and 39 minutes. Others said that this was my limit. This time I challenge 159 in order to create history, but also to change peoples understanding (prejudice).
Thats when Kipjogs team decided to challenge the limits of human endurance again.
In the first half of this Challenge 159, Kipjog is in ideal condition. The breakthrough time of the challenge design is 1 hour, 59 minutes and 50 seconds. From the position of 5 kilometers, Kipjog is always ahead of the time of the set time of 9 seconds to 10 seconds. In the half-way position, Kipjogs time setting is 11 seconds faster than expected.
At the last 10 kilometers, Kipjog kept his initial pace. By the last mile of the sprint, all the pace-makers had run behind Kipjog and watched him run faster and faster.
Kipjog and his leaders.
Science and Technology, Achieving Human Breakthrough
If Unshaping this Challenge 159, the outside world will know that to break through the endurance limit, every detail is crucial.
Not only that, but this time Kipjogs team of Breakers was even stronger - 15 Kenyans, 7 Americans and 6 Ugandans out of 41 runners. Among them are American long-distance runner Cherymo, Ethiopian new runner Barga, Switzerlands European half-horse record holder Vandez, American 1500-meter Olympic champion Sentrovitz, and Japanese long-distance runner Takashi Murakami.
In addition, Kipjog has three bicycles beside him to form a support team to provide him with energy drinks as planned. Every time Kipjog drinks his drink, the cyclist team picks up the bottle and calculates the energy intake so that they can adjust the supply next time.
Finally, Kipjogs equipment, the latest version of ZoomX VaporflyNext, not only weighs 15 grams lighter than before, but also has thicker soles and better cushioning performance.
In fact, people have been discussing the possibility of breaking 2 in the marathon for many years, but its too difficult.
Converted to a marathon, with Kipjogs recognized best score of 2 hours, 1 minute and 39 seconds, he wants to break through the 2-hour mark, so the record will increase by as much as 1.4%, which is equivalent to the difficulty of running 100 meters to about 9.45 seconds.
It can be imagined that on the road of human pursuit of the limit, such a breakthrough difficulty is to some extent fantastic.
But Kipjog has always believed that human beings can make breakthroughs without waiting for another 50 years. He has also used the most professional training methods in the past six months to prove this point.
Since the end of the London Marathon in April, Kipjog has entered the Challenge 159 training cycle. After the race, he ran for four consecutive days with ease and then rested for three weeks without running at all.
Then, under the guidance of his coach, he maintained high-intensity stretching three to four times a week, and then chose a non-running day every week to train muscle strength and flexibility in the gym for two and a half hours...
After so many years of challenges, Kipjog has finally achieved what he said: Human beings can run to 1 hour 59 minutes or 1 hour 58 minutes.