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BREAKING2: THE DOCUMENTARY Nike and National Geographic present
the documentary on the attempt to
break the 2-hour marathon barrier.
Watch the film.

BREAKING2 On May 6, 2017, three runners attempted to break the two-hour marathon barrier. Eliud Kipchoge ran the fastest marathon in history at 2 hours and 25 seconds.

Since 2014, our team has supported the mission of breaking the two-hour marathon barrier. We will never stop pursuing what some believe to be unimaginable—we continue to push forward.

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THE ATTEMPT They said it’s a barrier that can’t be broken, so why even try? But that’s the thing about barriers; when you push them, when you run them down, you redefine what’s possible.

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THE INNOVATION The Zoom Series includes: the Nike Vaporfly Elite, a finely-tuned racer built to the Breaking2 runners’ exact specifications; Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4%, a state-of-the-art statement of pure speed; the Nike Zoom Fly, a lightweight high-velocity racer or trainer; and the new Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 34, an ultra-responsive everyday and race-day shoe.

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THE RUNNERS Meet the runners who took on the challenge, see what they’ve accomplished and how they performed.

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THE PREPARATION Weather. Nutrition. Recovery. Genetics. Speed is influenced by almost infinite variables. Here’s how our team approached finding the ideal state of them all.

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BREAKING 2:02:57 In May 2017, Eliud Kipchoge brought the world closer to breaking the 2-hour marathon barrier. After falling short of 2:02:57 in Berlin, his goal remains the same: set the new marathon world record.

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BREAKING 26.2 Inspired by Breaking2, the quest to break the 2-hour marathon, Kevin Hart set out to break his own barrier: to run his first-ever marathon. On November 5th in New York City, he will push farther than he has ever run before to cross the finish line at 26.2 miles.