World record marathon under 2 hours?
Amazfit recently announced a new partnership with men’s marathon world record holder Kelvin Kiptum. And also the only athlete to complete a marathon in less than two hours and one minute.
As an ambassador for Amazfit, Kiptum will use the Amazfit Cheetah Pro to manage his training and competitions, and the Amazfit Helio Ring to optimize his recovery, ahead of the marathon races in Rotterdam and Paris.
Marathons of Rotterdam and Paris
Kelvin Kiptum’s recent marathon performance (in October of last year) in Chicago clocked in at a remarkable one 2:00:35, forms the basis for this new collaboration. After also winning marathons in Valencia in 2022 and London in 2023, the 24-year-old runner wants to break the two-hour barrier in Rotterdam in April 2024 and win gold at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.
We are excited about the collaboration between Amazfit and Kelvin Kiptum. As a health technology company, we are proud to support Kelvin’s quest to break records and inspire individuals worldwide to pursue their own health and fitness goals. This partnership is a testament to our commitment to empowering people to live healthier lives through intelligent fitness solutions for healthcare.
To help him with his preparation, Kelvin will wear the Amazfit Cheetah Pro. This specialized running watch features the MaxTrack dual-band circularly polarized GPS antenna, which has been tested to achieve 99.5% of the accuracy of a professional GPS locator, along with the brand’s innovative Zepp Coach – an AI solution that generates tailor-made plans and guidance for athletes who want to prepare for marathons in optimal condition. This advanced technology will support Kelvin Kiptum in honing specific details of his training.
Partnering with Amazfit for this groundbreaking journey is truly exciting. The Amazfit Cheetah Pro has become an integral part of my training regimen. As I strive to break the 2-hour barrier in Rotterdam and go for gold at the Paris Games, I am confident that Amazfit will be my ultimate ally in pushing the boundaries of human potential. Together we are ready to redefine what is possible.
More control over recovery
Because this partnership also extends beyond the course, Kiptum is also using the recently announced Amazfit Helio Ring to take control of his recovery, with in-depth analysis of his sleep quality, mental and physical preparedness and emotional state, made possible by the smart ring’s BioTracker and EDA sensors.
The symbiosis between Amazfit and Kelvin Kiptum symbolizes a shared commitment to pushing boundaries. Just as the brand’s smartwatch and smart ring were created for athletes who want to push their limits with the support of cutting-edge technology, Kelvin Kiptum continually illustrates the limitless potential of human ability.
By forming strategic partnerships with top athletes like Kelvin Kiptum,… Amazfit creating a platform that transcends geographical boundaries and provides valuable insights into performance, training and endurance for aspiring and professional athletes.
The Amazfit Cheetah Pro is simply available via the website Amazfit and selected retailers worldwide. The Helio ring won’t be released until later this spring.