Nike Announces its Breaking2 Race Date and What You Need to Know to Watch it
May 04, 2017
On Saturday May 6 at 5:45 a.m. in Monza, Italy, Eliud Kipchoge, Lelisa Desisa and Zersenay Tadese will attempt to break the two-hour marathon barrier. Though the event is closed to the public, anyone with Internet access can experience the excitement by tuning into Nike’s live stream of the attempt. Here’s what you need to know.
Watch it as it happens
First, 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. Sal Masekela will host the show while Paula Radcliffe, Craig Masback and Kevin Hart will provide commentary. Other special guests will make appearances throughout the broadcast.
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's Breaking2 Facebook page: 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.
Nike will also share live and behind-the-scenes moments around the attempt via its @nike Instagram handle. Follow #Breaking2 and tweet @nike and #Breaking2Alerts for live updates on the race. You'll also be able to use a custom Nike Vaporfly Elite shoe emoji on Twitter.
Keep an eye out for the documentary
The powerful journey of the Breaking2 program concludes later this summer with a feature-length documentary produced in partnership with National Geographic.