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    Quote Originally Posted by Master403 View Post
    Noting that this was described as trivia, I'm pretty sure the answer is from an extremely non-record-eligible course, namely Fontana in 1985 or 1986, where 3 or 4 ran under 60:00. I do not remember who they were, because even then, times on a course that dropped 2000 feet the first ten miles meant nothing to me. I'm sure my knees have thanked me in recent years for not joining my contemporaries in that circus.
    That's not the answer...it was a perfectly legal race.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Conor Dary View Post
    That's not the answer...it was a perfectly legal race.
    Then it was Mutai, wasn't it?
    I've been looking through half-marathon progression to see if the numbers support my opinion that the historical lack of focus on the half-marathon has retarded the record progression in the marathon. If I come up with something, I'll post on another thread.
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    No, it's not Mutai.
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    Quote Originally Posted by said88 View Post
    I think there should be the possibility to improve records by just 0.5cm - this should be possible in 2017.
    Measurement used to be the 0.5 cm - last I recall at the Olympics was 1948.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Conor Dary View Post
    No, it's not Mutai.
    OK. Last guess. Since it was not on the roads, how about Seko en route to his 25k and 30k WRs in early 80s?
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    The first legal sub-60 half-marathon I can think of was Barrios's 1-hour record; but that was after 1986.
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    A winner! Yes, Arturo Barrios ran 21,101 meters 30 March 1991 in an WR Hour Run in France.

    The first man to run a half marathon under an hour.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1runner1 View Post
    the PCC athletes weren't getting paid
    boy, are you hilarious!
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    I wonder how many 1500/mile WR races Steve Scott ran in? I count 13 possible ones (1979-85) during the time he was active.
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    at a quick peek (not scholarship level research( I think only 2 in the 1500 and 4 in the mile for a total of 6
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