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

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https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/the-running-blog/2016/apr/21/sub-3-marathon-data-strava-london

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…