We are a writer and a doctor captivated by the quest to break the two-hour barrier for the marathon. Ask Us Anything!
Can Anybody Break The Two-Hour Marathon?
I’m Ed Caesar (@edcaesar) and I’m a British journalist. I wrote a book about the elite marathon and the quest to break two hours for the marathon called TWO HOURS: THE QUEST TO RUN THE IMPOSSIBLE MARATHON. It took me four years and it’s published this week by Simon & Schuster. http://www.amazon.com/Two-Hours-Quest-Impossibltwe-Marathon/dp/145168584X/ref=zg_bsnr_16533_7
I am joined by the irrepressible polymath and Professor of Anaesthesiology at the Mayo Clinic, MN, Michael Joyner (@drmjoyner). Mike wrote the first paper on the feasibility of the sub-two hour marathon, was extremely helpful for the book, and knows plenty about the science of elite sports.
With the New York Marathon coming this Sunday, this is a great time to ask any questions about running, marathons, and seemingly impregnable sporting records. Thanks so much for joining us!