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Tesla Model S is the pace car for Nike's Breaking 2 attempt

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Bruin1996, May 5, 2017.

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  1. Bruin1996

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    Some of the best marathoners in the world trying to go sub-2 in a marathon on a racetrack in Italy and they are following a Tesla with 2 drivers (one to control speed and one to steer). No exhaust fumes! Another benefit of electric cars.
     
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    #2 f-stop, May 5, 2017
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    interesting!

    FYI the event started ~8:45pm PDT, so it's on now... there's a live stream here

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    p.s. there's actually two Tesla Model S involved in this event, there's a 2nd one following up behind the runners.

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    Yup I have been watching the livestream. I am a marathoner aiming for Boston Marathon qualification and I run only in Nike running shoes (Vomero) so definitely rooting for Kipchoge to break 2 hours. The last stretch of a marathon is always the hardest.. hope he holds on.
     
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    Wow, 2.00.23! What a great time! Only 23 seconds short of the 2 hour mark!
     
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    Would a draft effect help the athletes by running behind a car with a huge display on it?
     

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