Kenenisa Bekele says he is going to try to beat it
Etiopian athlete Kenenisa Bekele holds the second fastest marathon time of all time at 2:03:03. The world record is 2:02:57, held by Dennis Kimetto of Kenya. Benkele announced that he is going to try to break the record in Dubai next Friday morning while taking part in the annual Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon.
Benkele holds the world records for for 5K (12:37) and 10K (26:17), this would be an amazing trio should he achieve it.
‘Breaking 2’ – Nike launched a campaign this year to break two hours for a marathon
To help achieve a sub two-hour marathon, Nike is working with a diverse team of leaders across several fields of science and sport with a holistic approach to athletes, product, training, nutrition and environment. They’ve even got a website dedicated to it.
In typical Nike style, it’s got great style and copy: