INEOS 1:59 Challenge

Peter Vint

“Dare Greatly”


My goal is simple. Help Eliud Kipchoge break the 2 hour marathon barrier.


No human in recorded history has ever run 42.195 km in under 2 hrs. To support Eliud in achieving this milestone, we have to consider everything. Everything matters. From a high performance perspective, that is both terrifying and exhilarating!

Personal Connection

The 1:59 Challenge has allowed me to work with a team of remarkable people in support of a once-in-a-lifetime athlete and his attempt to achieve something that is truly historical.

Dr. Peter Vint is an internationally recognized expert in high performance sport. He currently serves as a trusted advisor, consultant, educator, and speaker with leading sporting organizations including the US Olympic Committee, UK Sport, NOC*NSF, Titleist Golf, Nike, Leaders, and professional sports teams in the NBA, MLS, MLB, and The Premier League.

Dr. Vint’s expertise includes the evaluation, development, and improvement of high performance athlete development systems and the implementation of effective sport science, technology, and analytics programs. He has recently authored, “Research & Innovation: Seeking and Securing Competitive Advantage” which appears in G. Jordet & D. Collins (Eds.), “Routledge Handbook of High Performance Systems”.

Vint has recently returned to the United States after a 2.5 year period abroad. In 2016, he was hired by Everton FC as the Premier League’s first American-born Academy Director. In that role, Peter was responsible for the development, implementation and monitoring of the Academy Performance Plan and the leadership of staff who support the physical, tactical, technical, psychosocial, and educational development of 160 Academy players ranging in age from U9-U19.  He successfully led the Academy through the Premier League’s 2016 Elite Player Performance Plan Audit to retain Category 1 status and introduced a number of programmatic enhancements ranging from an improved football development framework, holistic parent and player support initiatives, and more complete and effective implementation of sport science, medicine, and analytics.

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