Kipchoge’s Inspiring Marathon Run, Just in Time for Chicago

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Dear Readers,

Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya has done what a lot of people thought a human could not do: He ran a marathon in under two hours. Early Saturday morning, Kipchoge ran 26.2 miles in 1 hour, 59 minutes, 40 seconds. It’s not an officially recognized world record because it wasn’t a marathon like most of us know. It wasn’t a competition. Everything was engineered to help him break two hours, from the location in Vienna to the flock of pacers who helped him along the way.

It’s a dazzling achievement in sports history that may inspire runners in the Chicago Marathon and in future races to push themselves to new levels. If you missed it, you can watch the finish here. You also have two more special opportunities to watch running in the next few days.

The Chicago Marathon, a World Major marathon, is being run on Sunday starting at 7:20 a.m. Chicago time, which is 8:20 a.m. for East Coast viewers. The race is living in the fallout of Alberto Salazar being barred from coaching for four years by the United States Anti-Doping Agency. Two of his athletes, Galen Rupp and Jordan Hasay, still plan to run, as does the former Salazar-coached athlete Mo Farah. And that story just took another turn: This week, Nike said that it is shutting down Salazar’s elite training group, the Nike Oregon Project team.

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