Nike has announced official details of their BREAKING2 race, which will see three of the brand’s top marathon runners attempt to break a 2-hour marathon this Saturday, May 6th. The BREAKING2 initiative will take place in Monza, Italy on Saturday morning when Eliud Kipchoge, Lelisa Desisa and Zersenay Tadese will all attempt to do what no runner has ever done before: run a complete marathon in under 2 hours. All three racers will be wearing Nike Running’s latest innovation, the Zoom VaporFly Elite, the brand’s new racing shoe featuring ZoomX foam that is said to be the fastest racer ever with the ultimate energy-returning cushioning system.
The event in Italy is closed to the public, but anyone with internet access can watch the race unfold by tuning into Nike’s livestream. Here’s what you need to know to watch:
Sign up HERE to receive a notification reminder for when the attempt is happening. Live Breaking2 coverage will begin about 15 minutes before race start. See the time zone conversion chart below to know when to tune in based on where you live.
You can access the show through two of Nike’s social platforms:
1) Nike’s Breaking2 landing page on Twitter: You don’t need a Twitter handle or login to watch from here. Because Nike will be live tweeting the event from this handle, this will be the most informative and robust viewing experience.
2) @nike Facebook: You will need a Facebook login to view the livestream on this platform. And if for any reason you miss the stream, you can replay the attempt here for up to one week after the event ends.
For even more details, visit the Nike News article on the BREAKING2 attempt.