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The Breaking2 Marathon Attempt Is Happening This Weekend

Is it possible?

It’s happening—that choreographed attempt at breaking 2 hours in the marathon. It’s happening this weekend in Milan, where three of Nike’s perfectly geared up and ‘engineered’ athletes will attempt to break one of the biggest barriers in running.

It’s a project, or race, or science experiment, or publicity stunt, or marketing tactic (all of which this has been called) that’s garnered a lot of eyeballs in the running world. Regardless if it’s in perfectly prepared conditions or not, everyone is a bit curious if the two-hour mark can or will fall at all this weekend. Get all the deets below!

The Details:

When: Saturday, May 6 at 5:45 a.m. Milan time (or Friday, May 5 at 8:45 p.m. PST)
Who: Elite Nike athletes Eliud Kipchoge, Lelisa Desisa and Zersenay Tadese, with commentary from Sal Masekela, Craig Masback and Paula Radcliffe.
Where: Milan, Italy
Why: Just to see if it can be done!
How to watch: At Nike’s website for the livestream

Watch the trailer above.