INEOS 1:59 Challenge - the quest to run a marathon in under 2 hours Register now Share the inspiration of this amazing feat with your students Register now 3 exciting STEM challenge lessons for 11+ years old Register now Allow your students to put themselves into the shoes of the team behind INEOS 1:59 Register now

Sub-2hr Marathon

On 12th October 2019 Eliud Kipchoge, with support from the INEOS 1:59 Performance team, broke the last great barrier in modern athletics, the two-hour marathon. In doing so he inspired others to believe that they can overcome their own personal barriers. He believes that #NoHumanIsLimited.

This series of 3 exciting STEM challenges for students covers key aspects of the challenge Eliud and his team faced; pacemakers, nutrition and course selection.

Students will put themselves into the roles of the 1:59 Team and will investigate what it takes to run a sub-two-hour marathon by carrying out hands-on practical work in physics, biology and maths.

All lessons are fully linked to the National Curriculum and are free.

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