Last night (California time), Nike and three runners attempted to break the two-hour marathon on a course and a team tailored for the task. One runner almmost did it, Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge. It was super fun to watch it as it happened. The world record to break is 2:02:57. I was not aware that he was falling behind pace, but he finished with 2:00:24. Nike stated that this would not count for a world record, probably due to this being a controlled course.
Take a look at the video above or read the excellent FiveThirtyEight article here. If you only want to see the end of the run, tune in around 2 hours 40 minutes.
It’s been a tough week to watch politics. I placed some phone calls to Congress (5Calls.org), but I feel rather powerless in my area of California since it is already majority Democrat. My calls are placed to Congress that is already going to vote the way I want them to. I don’t know of any way to sway the elected officials of other districts and states.
So it was nice to run across this OK Go video published on January 18, 2017, of a Morrissey cover. I have never been a huge fan of Morrissy, but the imagery of this video fit my mood perfectly. Take three minutes to enjoy.