Article on TU Eindhoven website: "TU/e wind tunnel helped break the marathon’s two-hour barrier"

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Today, the Kenyan athlete Eliud Kipchoge became the first person to ever complete a marathon within two hours in the so-called INEOS 1:59 Challenge. The Olympic champion and world record holder for the marathon stopped the clock after 1 hours, 59 minutes and 40 seconds. The record attempt was completed under the best possible conditions. Part of this was a special arrangement of runners, who surrounded Kipchoge in order to lower the air resistance as much as possible. The superior performance of this formation was confirmed by wind tunnel tests and computer simulations by Professor Bert Blocken of Eindhoven University of Technology and KU Leuven.

Period12 Oct 2019

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