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2 Hour Marathon

Posted: Sat Oct 18, 2014 1:23 pm
by Spirit Unleashed
Alex Hutchins analysis of getting a sub 2 marathon:
http://rw.runnersworld.com/sub-2/

Re: 2 Hour Marathon

Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 8:27 am
by La
I loved this:
HE’LL BE 5' 6" AND A BUCK-TWENTY SOAKING WET

:lol:

Re: 2 Hour Marathon

Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 8:33 am
by La
Oh, and his summary:
THE DREAM
The road is so flat and straight, you can see them coming from a mile away. Six runners flow in arrowhead formation around the Canadian city of Saskatoon. The early November air is still and dry, the sky overcast, and the temperature hovers a bit above freezing, just as predicted.

All in their early 20s, they’ve been training together for this moment for years; only in the last month did their coach select which three will go for the record. The remaining three form the front of the arrowhead, blocking the wind and enduring the mental effort of controlling the pace. Should one of them cross the finish line in two hours—or faster—all six will share equally in the $50 million jackpot promised by the heirs to the Hoka One One fortune. The pot of money is up for grabs, for any runner, anywhere in the world. The chase is on.

So, will they make it? And what year is this? We’ve cut the distance to the sub-two marathon in half since 1998, but it will get progressively harder to trim the remaining seconds. Still, the physiologists tell us that it’s not impossible, meaning it is possible. I’m saying the year is...2075—and they make it.

Re: 2 Hour Marathon

Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:28 am
by Joe Dwarf
That'll be the day we get any Africans who want to be in Saskatoon in November...

Re: 2 Hour Marathon

Posted: Sat Nov 01, 2014 3:30 pm
by Dstew
Joe Dwarf wrote:That'll be the day we get any Africans who want to be in Saskatoon in November...



The arrow formation makes sense - to break through the 3 ' high snow banks. :D [He writes without the slightest sense of irony with a heavy snow fall warning in the region around Calgary,]