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Old 10-01-2008, 12:23 AM   #1
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Haile Gebrselassie broke his own world record on Sunday. Ran a 2:03:59 in Berlin.

That's 4:43 a mile, just in case you're wondering.

http://sports.espn.go.com/oly/tracka...ory?id=3614098
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Pretty amazing. What do you think is more impressive, Bolts 9.68 or a 2:03 marathon?
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I couldn't keep that pace for even a 1/2 mile.
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Pretty amazing. What do you think is more impressive, Bolts 9.68 or a 2:03 marathon?
I don't think either is more impressive, I think they're both superhuman. For a guy to maintain a 4:43 pace for 26 miles, though...dang.
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I couldn't keep that pace for even a 1/2 mile.
I bet I could. I play a lot of beach volleyball and stuff.
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Haile Gebrselassie broke his own world record on Sunday. Ran a 2:03:59 in Berlin.

That's 4:43 a mile, just in case you're wondering.

http://sports.espn.go.com/oly/tracka...ory?id=3614098
That's friggin amazing. You watch these guys on TV and it doesn't even look like they're running that fast--essentially a sprint for 26 miles. It makes me wonder how slow I would look on TV.

I wonder if we'll live to see 2 hours broken.
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Old 10-01-2008, 03:36 PM   #7
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That's friggin amazing. You watch these guys on TV and it doesn't even look like they're running that fast--essentially a sprint for 26 miles. It makes me wonder how slow I would look on TV.

I wonder if we'll live to see 2 hours broken.
I was just thinking the same thing. That would be an unreal accomplishment. He only needs to shave 4 minutes off his time (I think about 9 seconds per mile).
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I was just thinking the same thing. That would be an unreal accomplishment. He only needs to shave 4 minutes off his time (I think about 9 seconds per mile).
just have a downhill marathon.
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That's friggin amazing. You watch these guys on TV and it doesn't even look like they're running that fast--essentially a sprint for 26 miles. It makes me wonder how slow I would look on TV.
Like NASCAR.
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I bet I could. I play a lot of beach volleyball and stuff.
I've sure missed you, K-Dog. Where have you been?
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