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1:59: The Sub-Two-Hour Marathon Is Within Reach—Here's How It Will Go Down, and What It Can Teach All Runners about Training and Racing

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What will it take to run a marathon in less than two hours?

The world’s fastest times for the marathon have been dropping since the distance of 26.2 miles was made official nearly one hundred years ago. But after a noticeable decline that occurred for a half century, the times, while still edging lower, have stalled several minutes north of two hours for the past decade.
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Kindle Edition, 240 pages
Published August 5th 2014 by Skyhorse Publishing (first published August 1st 2014)
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Alex Linschoten
Oct 31, 2014 rated it liked it
A repackaging of things the author has written about in previous books. If you're coming at Phil Maffetone afresh and want the lowdown on his "Maffetone Method", pick up The Big Book of Endurance Training and Racing instead of this one.
Joe Greene
Sep 21, 2019 rated it liked it
A fake doctor (chiropractor) gives some interesting training ideas about getting under the 2 hour mark on marathons, but nearly ruins it with his antiscience nutrition advice and other associated drivel.
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Interesting, but not much new
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A good mix of intelligent content that will appeal to all marathoners no matter what level of ability.
Ruben Ramirez
Feb 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great historical information on running marathons.
Ron S
May 11, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
How to get faster and run injury free from the iconoclastic coach and health expert. Maffetone continues to preach deceptively simple advice without trying to sell you anything. Learn more about him in Christopher McDougall's (Born to Run) latest book, Natural Born Heroes.
Hilmar
Aug 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Fascinating read. Unconventional, well argued.

Fascinating read. Unconventional, well argued. As a Berliner, I can't wait for the million dollar race to come to town.
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ok, typical maffetone
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