This Team Of Runners Is Chasing An Audacious Goal: A 2-Hour Marathon03:24
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Runners (left to right) Lelisa Desisa, Eliud Kipchoge and Zersenay Tadese of Nike's Breaking2 project. (Courtesy Nike)
Runners (left to right) Lelisa Desisa, Eliud Kipchoge and Zersenay Tadese of Nike's Breaking2 project. (Courtesy Nike)
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Nike has assembled a team of three runners who are now training for a very special race: they're going to try to run a marathon — 26.2 miles — in two hours or less.

The Breaking2 project will stage the race sometime next spring, and the goal is audacious. A two-hour marathon would be nearly three minutes faster than the current world record.

This segment aired on December 16, 2016.

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