Running 42 Kilometers In 1:59:40

35-year-old Kenyan distance runner Eliud Kipchoge EGH was the first person to run a full marathon under 2 hours in Vienna, Austria in October 2019 [see above]. Because of the unique circumstances of the special event, Kipchoge is still the world record holder in the marathon run with a time of 2:01:39 that he set in September 2018 at the Berlin Marathon.

Dr. Borja Muñiz Pardos, a Spanish researcher specializing in testing the effectiveness of technological applications to improve the athletic performance in runners, was most recently involved in the Sub2hrs marathon project.

Dr. Muñiz completed a Master’s in High Performance Sport in the Spanish Olympic Committee and works under the supervision of Professor Yannis Pitsiladis at the University of Brighton in the UK. Within the framework of the Sub2hrs marathon project, he has collaborated in different studies in the University of Zaragoza and the University of Stirling.

After finishing his PhD and obtaining the Extraordinary Doctorate Award, he has continued his work as a sport scientist for the Sub2hrs marathon project, with special focus on the effects of brain stimulation on physical performance.

Dr. Muñiz is now undertaking a review of the scientific literature on KAATSU.