November 25, 2019
A group of Kinesiology department members came together to undertake the "Eliud Kipchoge Challenge." Inspired by the Kenyan distance runner Eliud Kipchoge, who broke the fabled two-hour marathon barrier in Vienna this past October in the Ineos159 Challenge, the team took turns matching Kipchoge's 13.1 MPH pace on the treadmill.
Participants included Assistant Professor Wouter Hoogkamer, who predicted Kipchoge's record-breaking marathon, graduate students Sam Carey, Greg Pertucci, Dane Napoli, Justin Ortega, and Robert Marcotte, and departmental assistant John Kuzmeski.
The event was co-organized by Hoogkamer and postdoctoral research fellow Gillian Weir. John Kuzmeski created the video. Watch the video below to see how they did: