From the beginning, Nike has strived to push barriers. It’s a dedication that extends well beyond simply the shoes that they make. So, in 2017, the company took striving to a whole new level with the Breaking2 Project. The goal? To run a sub-two-hour marathon, a barrier many still believe to be impossible. And while the three project runners fell short (albeit slightly), a one hour 59 minute and some change now certainly seems within reach. In fact, one of the runners, Eliud Kipchoge, now holds a two hour and 25-second marathon PR. The mark is little more than a strong kick away from sub two.
When he ran that time, Kipchoge was wearing a brand-new Nike racing shoe developed specifically with this task in mind. It was a version of the Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4%, a shoe that claims to provide a four-percent improvement in running economy. … And four percent could be the difference between breaking two, or not.
Thing is, the 4% is an aggressive racing shoe. To optimize his training, Kipchoge wanted something with the same level of technology that he could run in every day. So Nike got to work.
After months of research and testing, a revolutionary product was born: the Pegasus Turbo. It’s a blend of the Vaporfly 4% and the Pegasus 35, and it’s an everyday trainer designed with speed, efficiency and durability.
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