What does it take to run a sub-3 marathon?

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Analysis by Strava into runners in the 12 weeks before the London marathon shows, unsurprisingly, that the harder you work, the better your times

What does it take to run a marathon in under three hours? As someone painfully close to that target, I’d love to know a definitive answer. However, in the absence of a rock solid guaranteed-method, running-tech firm Strava has provided some interesting data about the training habits of runners.

Looking at runs by 4,000 Lon…