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Old 18 April 2016, 15:05
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That's the winning time of the Boston Marathon today. Congratulations Lemi Berhanu Hayle for running an average of....

...FUCKING 5:02/mile for 26.2 fucking miles.

If I dreamed of running two miles that fast I'd probably die of a heart attack in my sleep.

Also, the Ethiopians placed and showed in the men's elite division and took one and two in the women's elite (Atsede Baysa, 2:29:19/5:42).

Congratulations to the winners.
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Old 18 April 2016, 19:18
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That is absolutely incredible. Holy shit.
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Old 18 April 2016, 19:47
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That is absolutely amazing. I remember waaaaay back in basic when I did 2 miles in 14 minutes and I thought I was hauling ass.
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Slow ass. The course record is 2:03:02.....lol

I ran the 2003 USMC Marathon. I remember being at the ˝ way mark at around 2:15:00 or so and I just stopped saying to myself "the fucking winner is done and having a beer".
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Old 19 April 2016, 08:34
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That's awesome, hard to imagine the fortitude required to keep that pace for so long.
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Old 19 April 2016, 17:15
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I have always been astounded at elite marathon runner's pace and endurance. I did a 1/2 marathon once and finished at just under 2 hours.
My fastest timed 3-mile run while in the Marines was 19:10 - and I thought I was hauling ass. That's still more than a minute per mile off pace and a fraction of the distance.
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Old 19 April 2016, 18:41
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It's amazing and the women's too, out of control.
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And I thought I was doing well during my interval workout yesterday by doing a 400 in 86 seconds...then resting a minute or two before repeats. Those guys are amazing. There was a paper in 2012 that looked at the factors contributing to their dominance of mid- and long-distance running since the 1968 Olympics. Pretty much came down to training conditions and affects on physiology, and motivation.
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About 11.75mph
I saw jim Ryun run a sub 4
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Old 20 April 2016, 23:23
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Mutai's 2:03:01 race. That's a 4:45/mile pace.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LPRZs3UrVY
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About 11.75mph
I saw jim Ryun run a sub 4
You from Wichita, Cap? I was a terrible runner-was constantly threatened with being kicked out of Batt for it. Later did a couple halfs in the 8+/minute range, though. But I was in my early 30s and long out of the army.
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Grew up in the Overland Park, Ks area-mid 60s.as a Marine, I was slow.
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That's an amazing time. Every time I hear the latest times for completed marathons and the 100m sprint it always makes me wonder:

How fast can man run? There will have to be a point where mankind reaches the absolute limit of his physical capability no matter the genetics and training, right? It seems like every year, some genetic specimen chips away at the world record in these events but you can't run a marathon in 1 minute, or the 100m in .0001 seconds, so where is that absolute limit and will we ever achieve it?

And this would go for feats of strength, endurance, etc...
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That's an amazing time. Every time I hear the latest times for completed marathons and the 100m sprint it always makes me wonder:

How fast can man run? There will have to be a point where mankind reaches the absolute limit of his physical capability no matter the genetics and training, right? It seems like every year, some genetic specimen chips away at the world record in these events but you can't run a marathon in 1 minute, or the 100m in .0001 seconds, so where is that absolute limit and will we ever achieve it?

And this would go for feats of strength, endurance, etc...
There's a physician in Israel who is trying to figure out how to take elite runners and change their training so they can possibly break the 2:00 barrier without the use of performance enhancing meds. That would be stupid crazy if it could be done.
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A sub-2:00 marathon? Stupid crazy indeed. It seems they are still able to shave minutes off of marathon times. What's interesting is that eventually they will be down to shaving off seconds, then tenths, hundredths, etc. until a human-capability wall is hit.

I believe that for the 100 meter, they have gone way past shaving seconds to hundredths/ thousandths of a second now.

But I guess 200 years ago, a sub 3:00 marathon was considered stupid crazy.
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I ran Boston for the first time this year on a charity ticket. Amazing event. Never seen so much race support. That shit is an all-day event for the spectators. Can't go 25m without someone cheering, waving flags, etc. I finished at 3h50min on just 2 months "training"; so, not bad.

Best part, I managed to raise about $4k for veterans charity.
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There's a physician in Israel who is trying to figure out how to take elite runners and change their training so they can possibly break the 2:00 barrier without the use of performance enhancing meds. That would be stupid crazy if it could be done.
Keeping them cool would be a big help.
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