UBC hosts a world expert on human performance and exercise physiology
What: Presentation on the Science of Running a Marathon in under two hours
Who: Dr. Michael Joyner, a physician-researcher from the Mayo Clinic
When: Wednesday, March 14 at 6 p.m.
Where: Sandhill Wines, 1125 Richter St. Kelowna
It’s a milestone that has yet to be conquered—running a marathon in under two hours. During a recent attempt, Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge, on a racetrack with a pace car, completed a 26.20-mile course in two hours, 25 seconds. While not eligible for a world record, this performance clearly puts this once deemed unachievable barrier within range.
UBC’s School of Health and Exercise Sciences hosts Dr. Michael J. Joyner, a physician and researcher from the Mayo Clinic who is a world-leading expert on human performance and exercise physiology. Joyner will talk about the science behind running a marathon in under two hours and present his views on what might be possible.
Joyner’s talk takes place Wednesday, March 14 at Sandhill Wines at 6 p.m. The event is hosted by UBC’s Centre for Heart, Lung and Vascular Health, a centre for research excellence in the School of Health and Exercise Sciences at UBC’s Okanagan campus. The centre performs research specifically focused on heart, lung and vascular health throughout the human lifespan.
This event is free and open to the public. Register at: marathoninundertwohours.eventbrite.ca
About UBC's Okanagan campus
UBC’s Okanagan campus is an innovative hub for research and learning in the heart of British Columbia’s stunning Okanagan Valley. Ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world, UBC is home to bold thinking and discoveries that make a difference. Established in 2005, the Okanagan campus combines a globally recognized UBC education with a tight-knit and entrepreneurial community that welcomes students and faculty from around the world. For more visit ok.ubc.ca.