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Nike's Eliud Kipchoge came very close to running a mythical sub-2 hour marathon

Nike tried to make history via livestream on Saturday, and it almost did it. 
The athletic company continued its quest to be part of a world record: the first marathon finished in less than two hours. 
Athletes Lelisa Desisa, Eliud Kipchoge, and Zersenay Tadese tried to make the elusive 1:59:59 finish time early Saturday morning in Italy. Kipchoge, a 32-year-old Kenyan long-distance runner, came the closest at 2:00:25 — under the world record of 2:02:57. Kipchoge’s time won’t be the new world record, though, since this run used pacemakers and wasn’t eligible. 
The runners aimed for a 4:34-minute mile — for all 26.2

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