The Eliud Kipchoge Ripple Effect: Sub-7 and Sub-8-Hour Triathlons

Kipchoge’s sub-two-hour marathon in 2019 inspired efforts to reach previously unimaginable times for men and women in the triathlon.

A couple of months after Eliud Kipchoge, a Kenyan, became the first man to run a marathon in under two hours, Chris McCormack and a few other elite athletes sat around a table in Bahrain, talking about how far they could push the limits of human exertion.

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

They wondered what it would take to

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