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Kenyan star prepares 'crazy' sub-2 marathon bid

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Eliud Kipchoge (AFP)
Eliud Kipchoge (AFP)

Kaptagat - As dawn breaks over the foothills of the Rift Valley, Eliud Kipchoge's feet beat a steady rhythm along ochre trails and his mind is still, undaunted by a goal many think impossible.

It is the next mythical barrier in running: smashing a sub-2 hour marathon.

Kenya's Kipchoge is one of three elite runners chosen by American sportswear giant Nike to attempt to run the 42.195km distance in under two hours, combining the latest science on training, nutrition, psychology and sportswear.

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