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Eliud Kipchoge

Post by 1964white » Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:39 am

Amazing scenes after Kipchoge becomes first athlete to run the marathon in under two hours the 34yo Kenyan, , finishes in one hour 59 minutes and 40.2 seconds

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Post by paddy parrott » Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:24 am

Amazing run& time set by Kipchoge.
Phenomenal run well done to him.

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Post by 1964white » Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:39 am

Incredible how far sportsmen/athletes push the barriers out to the limit

The world of sport becomes faster & faster

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Post by John in Louisiana » Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:36 pm

A 4:35 mile for 26 miles.

For some perspective....

A marathon is roughly 4.2 10-kilometer runs, so Kipchoge kept up about a 29-minute 10K pace for four successive 10K runs.

That's a faster 10K pace than Paavo Nurmi ever ran and about as fast as Emil Zatopek ever ran for a SINGLE 10K.

If you ran four straight world record 10K runs right now, you would finish a marathon only about ten minutes faster than Kipchoge ran. And that's on a flat track, with no hills.

Mind boggling.

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Post by hector » Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:55 pm

that is 2 mins per mile faster than my best marathon (many moons back)
I averaged 6.34 per mile...

however up to 10 miles, I averaged about 5 min miles...

now it takes me that long to do 100 yards.. :mrgreen:
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Re: Eliud Kipchoge

Post by whiteswan » Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:27 pm

hector wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:55 pm


now it takes me that long to do 100 yards.. :mrgreen:
I would pay good money to see that :rol:

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