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World record in the marathon set

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by ondeadline, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. ondeadline

    ondeadline Active Member

  2. BigSleeper

    BigSleeper Active Member

    That is crazy fast.
  3. pallister

    pallister Guest

    I'm out of breath just reading a time like that.
  4. to put this in perspective ... only seven Americans have ever run that pace for a half marathon

    ryan hall, abdi abdirahman, meb keflezighi, dathan ritzenhein, mark curp, todd williams and khalid khanouchi (not sure if khanouchi was an american yet when he did it)
  5. here's his 5K splits:

    14:35 / 14:38 / 14:50 / 14:47 / 14:51 / 14:46 / 14:38 / 14:29 to 40K so 6:25 or 4:35 pace final 1.4M

    5K 14:35
    10K 29:13
    15K 44:03
    20K 58:50
    Half-Mary 01:02:05
    25K 01:13:41
    30K 01:28:27
    35K 01:43:05
    40K 01:57:34
  6. ServeItUp

    ServeItUp Active Member

    I posted this when he set the record a year ago. I'll say it again.

    Haile Gebrselassie is the greatest distance runner ever.
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