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Old 12-10-2019, 06:12 AM
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Watch it live here. Starting in a few mins

https://twitter.com/INEOS159/status/1182901260934094848? s=09
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Old 12-10-2019, 06:21 AM
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Nice - thanks. Do you know why the flying v of five runners in front of him is "upside down"? I'd expect it to be an arrow, like birds flying, but it's a cup.
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Old 12-10-2019, 06:49 AM
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Thanks for posting. Ross Tucker has been highly cm critical of this attempt. This podcast is well worth a listen.

https://twitter.com/Scienceofsport/status/1182872268814176256? s=19
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Old 12-10-2019, 07:13 AM
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An hour in and he's on track to break it by 9 secs.
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Old 12-10-2019, 07:21 AM
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Nice - thanks. Do you know why the flying v of five runners in front of him is "upside down"? I'd expect it to be an arrow, like birds flying, but it's a cup.
From a newyorker article:

Perhaps most important is the new pacesetter formation. Robby Ketchell, a sports scientist and an expert in aerodynamics, who also consulted on Breaking2, told me that he decided to completely rethink how best to shield Kipchoge from the head wind created by running at thirteen miles per hour. Using software for computational flow dynamics, and his experience of working with the Ineos cycling team, he experimented with hundreds of different scenarios. Eventually, he hit on what he believes is the best design. “When you see how they’re going to run, you’d wonder how that would even work,” Ketchell told me this week. In brief, the idea is that the front V shape of five runners will create a wash of air that will flow around Kipchoge, and therefore reduce the drag on him.

Two runners behind Kipchoge will provide what Ketchell calls “static pressure,” to push Kipchoge along; they will also help create the “optimal flow” around him. (Most interestingly, Ketchell says that the pace car, which will drive fifteen meters in front of the lead pacesetters, and will emit a laser line on the road to keep the runners on schedule, will detract from this aerodynamic planning; if it were entirely up to him, he would have no car.)
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Old 12-10-2019, 07:42 AM
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1hr 30m in and he's on track to beat it by 11 secs.

I think he'll break it by less than 10 secs.
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Old 12-10-2019, 07:43 AM
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On target but he must be starting to hurt now. It's gonna be tough.
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Old 12-10-2019, 07:50 AM
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It's hypnotic viewing. Other than a slight stumble/trip at the transition about 10k back its been near perfection so far.
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Old 12-10-2019, 08:12 AM
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1:59:40. Immense.
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Old 12-10-2019, 08:12 AM
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all the geezers running with him went sub 2 hr too i think... or did they just do sections?
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