Archive for the ‘Running’ Category

wired.com: What Happens When You Train Like Nike’s Two-Hour Marathon Runners

May 8, 2017

https://www.wired.com/2017/05/two-hour-marathon-nike-half-marathon/

Nike Marathon Stunt Fails to Break Two-Hour Barrier – – Eliud Kipchoge finished the company-controlled race in two hours, 25 seconds (Updated)

May 6, 2017

https://www.wsj.com/articles/nike-marathon-stunt-fails-to-break-two-hour-barrier-1494055734

Update (20170508)

wired.com:  Nike’s Quest to Beat the Two-Hour Marathon Comes Up Oh So Short

2017 Boston Marathon (Updated)

April 17, 2017

There have been some years when I knew quite a few people running the marathon.

This year the only one I know for sure is Iain Hunter.  I am sure he is going to have a great time.

You can track a runner’s progress here.

20170417 Boston Marathon Iain Hunter

Update (20170418)

So, below are Iain’s race results.  I noted elsewhere on the marathon’s website that Iain was registered for the marathon in the “Elite” group.  He finished 133 out of around 36,000 runners.  Hopefully I’ll have occasion to talk to him about his experience some time.

20170418 boston marathon iain hunter

wsj: “At 73, Whitlock ran a marathon in 2:54:49…At 80, he clocked in at 3:15:54…[He ran] a 1:50:47 half marathon—at age 85.”

March 14, 2017

Farewell to Running’s Great Gandalf – -Beloved master’s marathoner Ed Whitlock dies at 86—first 70-something to run a sub three-hour marathon; ran 3:54 in October at age 85.

“A Year of Brutal Training for Racing in the Andes – A Boston biotech executive leaves nothing to chance as he prepares for the Roving Race in the Andes” (Updated)

February 12, 2017

https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-year-of-brutal-training-for-racing-in-the-andes-1486814400

Excerpt:

Dr. Bermingham, 44, has embarked on a yearlong training program to prepare for the Roving Race, a grinding, weeklong outdoor competition that changes location every year. In November, Dr. Bermingham heads to Patagonia, where he will run 25 miles a day over rough terrain for four days—followed by a 50 mile overnight stretch. (The final day is a mere 6 miles.) Organizers expect 250 to 300 participants from 40 countries.

Update (20170213)

Added article excerpt.