I have nothing but awe and great respect for the ability of Eluid Kipchoge. He is undoubtedly one of the greatest distance runners of all time. But this latest project, INEOS 1:59 Challenge, to pull out all the punches to produce a sub 2 hour marathon is a bit silly to me.

With 30 pacers and every other condition laid out to produce ideal conditions, it's no wonder that the IAAF won't recognize the result. Even if he breaks 2:00:0 in these unreal conditions I don't think it will be as good as his 2:01:39 at Berlin.

It ends up being sensationalism with no equivalent comparison to mean anything. Just my 2cents.