Moto Ouest Tue, 28 Jun 2022 11:20:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Moto Ouest 32 32 Eliud Kipchoge’s Training Effect: Sub-7 and Sub-8 Hour Triathlons Tue, 28 Jun 2022 10:00:08 +0000

A few months after Eliud Kipchoge, a Kenyan, became the first man to run a marathon in less than two hours, Chris McCormack and a few other elite athletes sat around a table in Bahrain, talking about up to where they could push the limits of humanity. effort.

They all knew the subject well. World triathlon champion McCormack was joined in the conversation by four-time Olympic gold medalist Mo Farah, cyclist Mark Cavendish and triathletes Alistair Brownlee and Daniela Ryf.

They wondered what it would take to rewrite the triathlon record books.

If they controlled race conditions, as Kipchoge did in his barrier-breaking marathon in 2019, could a man complete a full Ironman triathlon in a previously unimaginable time of less than seven hours? Can a woman finish in less than eight?