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    The IAAF performance tables rate 44:20 equivalent to a 2:11:51 marathon. Equivalent track performances would include 800m 1:51, 1500m 3:46 and 5K 13:42, times that are all presently inconceivable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gh View Post
    and she was wearing.....

    Looked like a light blue Nike singlet and darker blue short tights.
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    The only way I would consider that time legit would be if she did it on the track. Road and cross-country courses vary so much that making comparisons is only valid for course records. And even that can vary depending on weather conditions.

    But even the men's record, 41:05, tells me the course measurement might be off i.e. short.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannon View Post
    But even the men's record, 41:05, tells me the course measurement might be off i.e. short.
    Nope. Certified course. Also a European Athletics Certified 5-Star Race.

    http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/rb...6bd1607506.pdf
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    Quote Originally Posted by gm View Post
    Not judging by the video tour of the course map with elevation at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HN6dCgKHqH4

    It is one loop, and the final segment is clearly downhill.
    I was going by the video of 41:05.....which is deceptive...a rolling hills course as we would say....but as noted not necessarily a slow one...
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    Quote Originally Posted by kevinsdad View Post
    The IAAF performance tables rate 44:20 equivalent to a 2:11:51 marathon. Equivalent track performances would include 800m 1:51, 1500m 3:46 and 5K 13:42, times that are all presently inconceivable.
    VDOT calculator predicts 13:53 / 28:54 / 1:03:37 / 2:13:19.

    Inconceivable? Depends on what you are wearing...

    https://runsmartproject.com/calculator/
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    Last year Cheptegei ran the last 10k in 26:59, last 5 in 13:16...Last 2k 5:10....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Conor Dary View Post
    Last year Cheptegei ran the last 10k in 26:59, last 5 in 13:16...Last 2k 5:10....
    That's amazing but not as unreal as the 44:20...
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    If Gidey really did a 44:20 15K, then we should expect that she could be one to lower the 29:17 track WR this coming track season. Will be interesting to see.

    I hope she does, but it is unlikely.
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    Come next track season, it will be interesting to see who runs the longer track events in flats, not spikes. Or perhaps in some strange-looking new-age spikes ?
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