Welcome to ASICS Target 26.2 2015

Training for a marathon is never easy, but imagine if you could train like a pro with your very own coach, bespoke training plan, plus all the guidance you could possibly need from a physio, nutritionist and sports psychologist. ASICS Target 26.2 gives five runners just that - it's a taster of what it’s like to train like an elite.  After 3,000 applications, 50 who came to Bootcamp, 24 who made it to the final selection stage and one week of frenzied public voting, we found our ASICS Target 26.2 line up for 2015 in December last year. Meet the five runners we're coaching for the Paris Marathon in April.

Whatever your marathon goal, ASICS Target 26.2 is the home of marathon training for the next few months. As ambassadors for anyone running a Spring marathon, you can follow our runners' training programmes for sub 3, sub 3.30, sub 4, sub 4.30 and sub 5 hour marathons, and follow their journeys and share your own stories in the forum.

Tweet to win kit

ASICS Target 26.2 is not just for the five runners we select, each and every week we'll be giving you chance to win ASICS kit. Just tweet your training tips to #asics262 for a chance to win. You can see the prize up for grabs each week here on the #asics262 page.

Ask the experts

Throughout #asics262, our experts will be on hand to help you with your training. Don't miss the Q&As where you can post your questions. You can join in on the day or post a question in advance.

1 April - Q&A with sports nutritionist Ruth McKean. Post your questions now.
18 March - Q&A with physio Sarah Connors. Read the Q&A.
4 March - Q&A with coach Steve Smythe. Read the Q&A.
18 February - Q&A with sports psychologist Victor Thompson. Read the Q&A.
4 February - Q&A with coach Sam Murphy. Read the Q&A here.


222 days : 20 hrs : 27 mins : 27 secs