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    As impressive a feat as it is, it was the boringest piece of T&F I've ever watched in my life.
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    So now, a 40-year-old (Eamonn Coghlan, 41 in 1994) broke 4 minutes for a mile (3:58.15); a 40-year-old (Kim Collins) broke 10.00 for the 100 (9.93 in 2016) and a man broke 2 hours for a marathon, even if officially it would be a training run.

    What is there left? Will I live long enough to see a woman go under 4 minutes for a mile? That would require the 1,500 WR to drop by another 8 seconds. Sifan Hassan's 3:51.95 is good for 4:10.x.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CookyMonzta View Post
    More than 535,000 watched at YouTube.
    In the last kilometer there were at least 750,000k watching.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ATK View Post
    In the last kilometer there were at least 750,000k watching.
    I figured it was more. The figure I saw was 5 minutes after he finished.
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    HEY!! What happened to the party-poopers?! :-D :-D :-D :-P
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    Quote Originally Posted by CookyMonzta View Post
    Get him and Bekele in the 2021 Berlin Marathon, and either one or both might break 2 hours there.
    I doubt a race between the two would be the best setup for a WR. It will almost inevitably lead to tactical games at some point. Better to have just one of them with no serious competition, focused solely on the clock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CookyMonzta View Post
    So now, a 40-year-old (Eamonn Coghlan, 41 in 1994) broke 4 minutes for a mile (3:58.15); a 40-year-old (Kim Collins) broke 10.00 for the 100 (9.93 in 2016) and a man broke 2 hours for a marathon, even if officially it would be a training run.

    What is there left?
    Running sub-2 in an official record-eligible race.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 18.99s View Post
    Running sub-2 in an official record-eligible race.
    well it will make a lot of money for some; this phony nonsense! what a bore
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    Kipchoge looked fairly comfortable at the sub-2 pace, too. Looking at his finish and the way he looked after the race, he could have probably run even faster.
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    Good for him -- happy to see him achieve his goal. About 1 sec/km faster than Monza.

    And of course I am thrilled for Nike -- they win again!
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