Coe excited by Kipchoge sub-two hour marathon attempt – record or not

The head of world athletics Sebastian Coe wants to end his federation’s ‘computer says no’ approach which would mean that…

The head of world athletics Sebastian Coe wants to end his federation’s ‘computer says no’ approach which would mean that if Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge runs a sub-two hour marathon next month it would not be ratified as a world record. What could be one of the most extraordinary feats of human endurance will be written off as a footnote with an asterisk by the sport’s governing body because of arcane regulations that nobody seems close to being able to explain or justify.

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