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The Amazing Planning for the Breaking2 Race Strategy

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These are the pacing and fueling techniques that will help to guide Lelisa Desisa, Eliud Kipchoge and Zersenay Tadese to the first-ever sub-two-hour marathon finish.

Source: Nike News – Unpacking the Breaking2 Race Strategy

The planning and effort that is involved in the #breaking2 Race is on par with any technical engineering you might read in a handbook for testing aircraft. The group of runners will have a pace team

The group of pace runners will form an aerodynamic wedge in front of the three competitors to basically slice the air removing one of the major forces that create drag.

The pacer team is made up of Nike sponsored runners and reads like a who’s who of elite distance competitors. Lelisa Desisa, Eliud Kipchoge and Zersenay Tadese will draft the group to attempt to break sub 2. The hydration and fueling of the athletes is a routine that takes into consideration heat, and has been calculated for maximum performance.

The wedge exchange is possibly the most complex aspect as their is an interchange of three athletes every two miles. The entire process of this event is amazing. Use the source link to read more about the strategy and use the backlinks to look at the kits for each of the runners who are looking to make history.