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Marathoners Closing In On The Magical 2-Hour Time Mark09:44
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Kenya's Dennis Kimetto crosses the finish line to win the 41th edition of the Berlin Marathon in Berlin on Sept. 28, 2014. Kimetto broke the world marathon record. (Tobias Schwarz/AFP/Getty Images)
Kenya's Dennis Kimetto crosses the finish line to win the 41th edition of the Berlin Marathon in Berlin on Sept. 28, 2014. Kimetto broke the world marathon record. (Tobias Schwarz/AFP/Getty Images)
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The world record for male marathon runners is 2 hours, 2 minutes and 57 seconds. Elite runners are getting close to a time that almost seemed unthinkable a few years ago: running a marathon in two hours.

The chase continues this fall with major marathons in Berlin this Sunday and later Chicago and New York.

Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti revists a conversation with author Ed Caesar, whose book on a two-hour marathon comes out in paperback next month.

Guest

Ed Caesar, author of "Two Hours: The Quest to Run the Impossible Marathon." He tweets @edcaesar.

This segment aired on September 21, 2016.

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