What Will It Take To Run A 2-Hour Marathon →

The Perfect Race

  1. It will be a cold day in March (or November).
  2. The course will be mind-numbingly boring (and perhaps in Poland).
  3. The pacemakes will form a human wall, setting the state for a time trial.
  4. The payday will be mind-blowing, but not tethered to a specific race.

The Perfect Runner

  1. He'll have a Paula Radcliffe's efficiency (and vertical leap).
  2. He'll be 5'6" and a buck-twenty soaking wet.
  3. He'll have towering self-confidence and very fast friends.
  4. He'll have access to things we can't imagine.
  5. He'll be in his early twenties - and fearless.