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Nike Vaporfly 4% Running Shoe and the Sub-Two-Hour Marathon

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Jan 9, 2018
  • 15:18

Guest: Wouter Hoogkamer, PhD, Research Associate of Integrative Physiology, University of Colorado Boulder  The fastest marathon that’s ever been run took 2 hours, two minutes and 57 seconds. Kenyan Dennis Kimetto set that record at the Berlin marathon in 2014. Getting to a time of less than two hours has bedeviled the running world. Nike has developed a running shoe it believes could help the right runner break the two-hour barrier. Before the Vaporfly 4% show went on the market last summer, Nike funded a study of it at the University of Colorado Boulder.