Some people have calculated that, taking Kipjogs admitted best score of 2 hours, 1 minute and 39 seconds as an example, he wants to break through the 2-hour mark, which is equivalent to the difficulty of running into 9.45 seconds for 100 meters, while Bolt currently holds the world record of 9.58 seconds. Scientists predict that, at the rate of progress in human physiological conditions, if we want to break through two hours, it will probably take place in 2075.
At that time, due to psychological considerations, the team set up two other competitors to challenge together. In the marathon professional analysis article, it was concluded that there were two runners around, which would reduce the loneliness of the runners to the greatest extent. But in the last match, the two runners accompanied the whole race, and were left behind in the second half of the race. Instead, Kipjogs loneliness was magnified. He suddenly fell off at 37km and was led away by the leading team. Finally, he could only watch for two hours getting farther and farther. In a live commentary on American actor Kevin Hart, he said: After 42 kilometers, the last 195 meters are heartbreaking. You cant imagine how Kipjog ran on his back.
Im a human, not a machine. Its not easy to keep the speed of 2 minutes and 50 seconds, Kipjog said after the race. But I want to tell you that there is no limit for human beings. Its not the end of the road. I want to say that human beings will eventually run into 2 hours.
He adjusted quickly, running two hours, one minute and 39 seconds in the Berlin Marathon on September 16 a year ago, raising the world record by one minute and 18 seconds at a time.
With 10 Championships in 11 races, Kipjog was enough to make him the strongest runner in the human marathon. Break 2 dream, only he is most qualified to achieve.
So he joined the project again. This time, instead of training as crazily as he did two years ago for seven months, he focused on adjusting his mental state. In the words of his agent, Valentine Trau, He just needs to keep his peace of mind. He can do it if he believes in himself.
Two years later, at Platte Park in Vienna, Kipjog finally did it, 24 days short of his 35th birthday.
Of course, IAAF does not recognize this achievement, because there are too many artificial bonuses, but it is also the case that proves that this is the victory of mankind.
In front of Kipjog, there is always an electric pilot car, which illuminates a green baseline with a laser, showing the current speed of the car and the time used to run the race at that speed.
There are five leaders in front of him and two behind him. They form a queue in V shape. Of course, the task of these leaders is not only to run with them, but also to break the wind.
According to the analysis of Runners World, if a wind curtain can be set perfectly, the athletes will shield 85% of the wind resistance. This tactic will be a magic weapon for Kipjog to challenge for 2 hours. Unlike the last two world-class players who participated in the challenge, he was the only one who fought this time, but he was not alone.
Forty-one runners were divided into six groups to help break the wind. Among them, 15 are from Kenya, 7 are from the United States, 6 are from Uganda, as well as top runners from Ethiopia and Japan. Among them, there are many superstars such as American middle and long distance runner Lagart, European half-horse record holder Vanders, Norwegian three brothers Henrik Ingligson, Philip Ingligson and Jacob Ingligson. Everyone has the chance to be a challenger under the same conditions, but now, willing to be a green leaf, to achieve the best marathon player in history, the world record holder of 2 hours, 1 minutes and 39 seconds, to complete this feat.
Near Kipjog, three bicycles were on hand to provide him with energy drinks as planned. Every time Kipjog drinks, the bicycle team picks up the bottle, calculates the energy intake, and adjusts the energy supply for the next bottle.
Alternating pacer, perfect triangle arrangement, windmill opening. The perfect preparation for all this is to break through the 2-hour marathon.
Time and place are equally important.
Like two years ago, this challenge is time-consuming and well-prepared. The INEOS 159 team created by the sponsors not only brings together the top runners, but also includes super teams of experts in design, materials science, engineering, biomechanics, nutrition, sports physiology and sports psychology. Through data analysis, the most suitable time and place was found: according to Kipjogs previous performance, his best condition was that the air humidity was below 80%, and the temperature was kept at 7-14 C. The special environmental parameters set by Brett-Kirby, chief physiologist of the Joint Sports Research Laboratory, also included altitude, temperature, steam pressure and many other factors. Vienna Platte Park was finally selected. Not only does it meet Kipjogs personal best conditions, but it also has the best air quality and oxygen content - a test that Kipjog analyzed in real time while running on a treadmill and wearing a respirator on his face.
But what really plays an important role is breaking the wind.
Sports enthusiasts who have seen F1 and road bicycle races will understand the importance of breaking the wind and pulling the wake. In a road bicycle team, there will be a dedicated front-runner to break down the wind resistance for the core riders. In a F1 race, a car runs alone on the track, clearing the wind resistance with the vehicle ahead, and the one-lap gap can be as much as 0.4 seconds. For kipchaug, who has the world record of 2 hours, 1 minutes and 39 seconds, the gap of 100 seconds needs the help of his comrades.
In 1981, CT-Davis wind tunnel test concluded that following can reduce wind resistance by 85% and energy consumption by 25 watts. Ideally, running a two-hour Marathon would save 100 seconds.
For safety, Kipjog and his team set the target speed at 1 hour, 59 minutes and 50 seconds, with 10 seconds of safe space to prevent accidental speed drops.
Two fellow runners have also become the assistants behind them - and like the V-shaped team in front of them, they are also replaceable during the race. The commentary jokes that Kipjog is a high-speed F1 driver: wheels change at any time, the driver remains unchanged. Similar to racing cars, there are also logistical support for the whole journey, including the five front runners who decide to switch formations at any time depending on the weather. Kipjog must also follow his teammatesformations strictly, because once he moves more than 40 centimeters, he will lose all the advantages of running.
Two minutes and fifty seconds is Kipjogs target pace, which also means that he needs to run 42.195 kilometers at a speed of 100 meters and 17 seconds and 400 meters and 68 seconds. In addition to a slight clearance of the wind resistance ahead, the most important thing is to mark a two-hour straight-line uniform speed with a laser, which is the time for Kipjog and his invisible opponent to really fight each other.
As usual, he got up at 4 a.m., finished his breakfast and came to Pratt park more than an hour in advance. People have long waited on both sides of the runway to witness this war between man and the limit. One day ago, Kipjog said, I dont know where the limit is, but Id like to run for it. Next, it will be the moment to witness the feat: he will finish 4.4 laps on the 9.6-kilometer ring track. At 8:15 a.m. in Vienna, the temperature was 10 C, and there was a thin mist in the sky. It was a good day for running.
Unlike the rabbits in the folk marathon, the worlds top runners are not trying to help amateurs finish the race easily and safely, but to ensure that Kipjog completes every kilometer in 2 minutes and 50 seconds. Their grouping task is 3 kilometers, and then the whole group is replaced. The runners wore black running clothes and pink running shoes, while Kipjog in the middle wore white running clothes and black shorts, with the latest white running shoes on his feet. Behind the clothes were his surname, Kipjog, and the Kenyan flag.
The leader was divided into three rows: two, two and one, followed by Kipjog and then one left and one left. This includes 2007 world champion Bernard Lagart, a fellow Kipjog student and his mother. After the starting gun was fired, as usual, they easily exceeded the starting point, the laser of the timer car was lit up, and a group of eight people moved in the right direction in strict accordance with the pre-match tactics.
Three kilometers, the first finish line, the whole group of rabbits changed;
Five kilometers, perfect speed, no difference in minutes and seconds.
The 7th kilometer, 2 minutes and 48 seconds, was 2 seconds faster than expected and the remaining amount reached 11 seconds.
The 10th kilometer, 28 minutes and 20 seconds, complete perfectly in 2 minutes and 50 seconds. But the 11th kilometer was a little slower, only 2 minutes and 52 seconds.
Fifteen kilometers, stable 42 minutes and 34 seconds, the same speed as Monza two years ago.
21.095 kilometers, half run, 59 minutes and 50 seconds.
The next 12 kilometers are the time to really test him.
In the 40th kilometer, his footsteps never stopped. This 10-second advantage, firmly grasped in the hand, stepped on the foot.
At the last turn, the end was near, and in the last two minutes, he began to accelerate, signaling his teammates to stay behind. His pace is getting faster and faster. He keeps making victorious moves. He does not slow down or disappoint. Instead, he takes bigger and faster steps. His advantages are enlarged little by little, and the finish line is near.
1 hour 59 minutes 40 seconds 2! He did it! In a race against time, he won nearly 20 seconds! Kipjog and his wife embraced each other affectionately, followed by an agent and coach. Then came the last group of runners. Perfect technology and team fighting, the strongest runner kipchaug and 41 great leaders, they are the ultimate winners. To make history, its like landing on the moon for the first time. He said so before the game. Is there anything more exciting than breaking through the limits? With innumerable human wisdom and instinct, to challenge an unimaginable distant goal, and then, break through it. This is the most primitive and sincere power of sports. Source: Netease Sports Specialist Author: Editor-in-Charge: Luting_NS5242
1 hour 59 minutes 40 seconds 2! He did it! In a race against time, he won nearly 20 seconds! Kipjog and his wife embraced each other affectionately, followed by an agent and coach. Then came the last group of runners. Perfect technology and teamwork, the strongest runner, Kipjog, and 41 great leaders are the ultimate winners.
To make history, its like landing on the moon for the first time. He said so before the game.
This is the most primitive and sincere power of sports.