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With Asbel Kiprop the latest Kenyan banned for drug taking I find it really hard these days to read any of these athletics stories with anything but a huge dose of cynicism. No doubt Steve Cram will be gushing about the Kenyans and Ethiopians tomorrow, but they really are the East Germany of modern sport (with of course the Russians being the Russians of modern sport).
What an inspiration!I’ve just worked hard to average 13km/h for 30 minutes, this guy runs 13mph (yes, mph) for 2 hours. He must have a heart the size of a bucket!
I wish these male and female runners were as celebrated as some of the top footballers so that more people might get out there and give running a try. Their dedication to what they do is phenomenal.
A lot of views on toughest mental and physical sports. For me the toughest mental would be solo around the world yachting. So many demons and unknowns like storms to deal with alone. Physical would be rugby or rugby league. Car crash forces and a reasonable amount of running. Although ultra marathon runners and Tour cyclists are mad too!
An outstanding athlete and a big favourite for Sunday. If Mo is still on his shoulder when they get to Birdcage Walk, then with half of London shouting him on he just might be in with a shout. It’s a big ‘if’ though.
What a cool dude!! Reading this article made me smile. I'll definitely be checking him out tomorrow.Good luck to him and all the other runners.
Brilliant breakfast read for this non-runner* and a refreshing change from reading about overpaid underperforming footballers-I'll stop there!I love how when the mind and body are in tandem things become achievable instead of simply remaining dreams.Looking forward to Sunday where everyone's a winner!*Other sports are available...
Started one London 10 k run at the back of the queue the elite runners were finished long before I got to the start line. You have to see their speed to believe it. They go past normal humans like the rabbit at the dog track!
This article is far too long. Like running a marathon to read it.
@15It’s ridiculous isn’t it. Running only the last 385 yards I’d be 100 yards behind! You really don’t appreciate the sheer speed endurance watching on TV. All hail to the worlds best - if he beats 2 hours one day it will be as seismic as Bannisters 4 minute mile or Beamon’s leap in Mexico! Best of luck to all the club/fun (?) runners on Sunday too.
'I'm not a runner, but I reckon that 13mph must be about my sprint speed on foot.'Staggering isn't it? I could hang around for two hours at the 26 mile point, join the race when the leader comes by and still not beat him home.
As another fellow Road runner, I've seen to have noticed even the average club runner getting faster and faster. My running clubs half marathon record has already been broken 4 times this year so far. As for Kipchoge, I feel that he will break the two hour mark, most likely in Berlin as that seems to be the course for speed! I'm surprised he doesn't attempt it in Manchester as that is flat! 😂
i applaud and support eliud's dream, to make this world " a running world", with both physical and mental benefitsas i view the images of eliud training in kenya, i wonder if a future major marathon might be on a series of trails instead of the usual street racing(with the added benefit of breathing in air from neighboring trees as opposed to city air), could this aid the sub-2 quest?Y
Hakuna Matata, Kipchoge will do sub 2!
Greatest male marathon runner? Surely the greatest marathon runner full stop. No one else comes close. Male or female.
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