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    By my calculations it is equivalent to just under 105 and a half laps of a 400m track at 68.07s each lap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trickstat View Post
    By my calculations it is equivalent to just under 105 and a half laps of a 400m track at 68.07s each lap.
    And it was only 21 years ago that the first man ran the marathon at average pace of more than 20 km/h, i.e. 72s/lap!
    Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...
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    An interesting question was raised by one of the Polish Eurosport commentators during the run: what was the purpose of having two guys run behind Kipchoge all the way?
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    just guessing: that creates a true "dead zone" airwise, whereas the back person(s) in the group is still affected by the flow?
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    I think that was just to reassure him -- that's where pretty much everyone has always been when they try to run a marathon with him. Actually, as usual, I have no idea.

    https://www.iaaf.org/news/report/eli...o-hours-vienna

    I note from the IAAF report Mr. Kipchoge's statement, "I expect more people all over the world to run under two hours after today." Even though Mr. Kipchoge knows more than I do, and is generally right about everything, I expect that not to be the case. I will do my part, however, by going out and running for less than two hours. I can do that.

    That small disagreement aside, I would like to suggest him as a nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize.
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    What's the minimum number of runners required for an IAAF-sanctioned road race and track race?
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    Just zoomed thru the replay and the best part for me was seeing all the all-star pacers cheering him on.
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    I'm glad it's over. Now let's get back to actual competitions between athletes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Powell View Post
    And it was only 21 years ago that the first man ran the marathon at average pace of more than 20 km/h, i.e. 72s/lap!
    It was only in 1991 the first half marathon under an hour was done...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Powell View Post
    An interesting question was raised by one of the Polish Eurosport commentators during the run: what was the purpose of having two guys run behind Kipchoge all the way?
    That is interesting....
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