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Mutai sets marathon record (kind of)

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Dick Whitman, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

  2. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    It will, when the mark gets below 2:01. People will really start to pay attention to it then. I kind of do now.
  3. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    A tailwind technicality on a marathon? Seriously? Add that to the list of absurdities...
  4. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest

    Boston is not an easy course, either, even if it's considered downhill.

    2:03 is fucking fast. I'm guessing we'll see a 1:59 marathon in the next 20 years. Maybe less than that if the right steroids are in play.
  5. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    The only thing really remarkable is the wind isn't out of the northeast in Boston in mid-April.
  6. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

  7. Boomer7

    Boomer7 Active Member

    Not really, since it's more or less a straight line from Hopkinton to Boston, as opposed to a loop-style course seen in many other marathons.
  8. ringer

    ringer Member

    Did you guys catch the women's race?

    Un-freakin-believably exciting.
  9. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    Go from Mile 16 to Mile 22 and tell me that's a downhill course. I know it's mostly downhill for the first 6 miles or so, but there are a lot of other marathon courses far easier than Boston.
  10. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    Worth noting that the London marathon was won in record fashion by another Mutai, Emmanuel, likewise Kenyan, on Sunday.
  11. holy bull

    holy bull Active Member

    Calling it downhill is misleading. It's a net elevation drop from start to finish. What happens between those two points, well ...
  12. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    My whale-like carcas couldn't run 2 miles in 2:03.whatever, let alone 26 miles.
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