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October 15, 2019

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FL,United States

Member Since:

Feb 08, 2015

Gender:

Male

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Other

Running Accomplishments:

Certified course PR's:

Mile: 4:38.0 (Florida, May 2015)

5K: 15:33 (Florida, Jan. 2019)

10K: 34:31 (Florida, Sept. 2015)

15K: 50:07 (Florida, Feb. 2017)

1/2 Marathon: 1:12:33 (Florida, Feb. 2017)

Marathon: 2:26:57 (Washington, July 2019)

100k (63.3 miles, trail): 9:11:00 (Florida, Jan. 2019)

Personal:

I started running in 2010 and have (mostly) kept it a habit ever since!  

Miles:This week: 15.00 Month: 138.54 Year: 3235.82
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
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Planning no running today, as it will be a long day.

So in the meantime, my excitement builds for Eliud Kipchoge.  I believe he is going to run a 1:58:55 if they pace him for a 1:59.  If they don't pace him that fast, then I think he'll still get under 1:59:59.  The link below is the free link to the event on youtube.  Hopefully I'm allowed to post it here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-XgKRJUEgQ

I have been really excited for it.  I understand it's not a race atmospher- but neither really were the sub 4-minute mile attempts.  He is still running 4:35/mile- 13.1 mph- pace on his own despite there being a group with him and whatever wind resistance is accrued from the group/timer vehicle.  The only thing I'll be a bit annoyed with would be if they have the phalynx set up immediately behind the vehicle/timing screen.  I think within 20 feet would be a bit unfair.  If you have ever run directly behind a pacing vehicle on accident, you'll know exactly what I mean.

I would have loved to be there to cheer him on and watch history!  Either way, I'll be awake for it, no matter how much it messes up my Saturday, Sunday, or Monday this weekend.  Hopefully tomorrow they annouce that it will be Saturday- that'd be ideal.

Comments
From Eugene on Wed, Oct 09, 2019 at 09:46:57 from 130.160.192.6

i remember staying up all night to watch the first attempt. probably won’t have the time to watch this time; we’ll see though.

what’s more impressive - if he breaks 2 or if bekele breaks his world record on a legal course?

From jtshad on Thu, Oct 10, 2019 at 16:51:42 from 141.221.191.225

Good question, though a bit of apples and oranges...both would be tremendous feats. Sub-2:00 would demonstrate a breakthough in human capability. Breaking the WR would continue to show the application of our physical capacity with the mental fortitude required to do it in more natural conditions.

From Tom K on Sat, Oct 12, 2019 at 09:22:54 from 65.218.129.82

Wow! Just Wow!

From Mike on Sat, Oct 12, 2019 at 12:35:30 from 35.137.241.58

That was an awesome thing to watch! His last 1km and his faltering at the 0:56-0:58 minute mark were the highlights for sure.

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