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Will Eluid Kipchoge break 2hrs for the marathon this weekend?

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Offline Ileneforward

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Re: He's going for it again...
« Reply #20 on: October 12, 2019, 01:16:41 AM »
He should have picked a downhill Revel course!    :D

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Re: He's going for it again...
« Reply #21 on: October 12, 2019, 02:44:27 AM »
Still about 10 seconds under pace at 30k.  Gut check time!  For such a hi-tech event we've seen exactly zero splits.  And the letsrun thread is an endless stream of how female commentators are the worst.  Good to see everything is par for the course. 

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Re: He's going for it again...
« Reply #22 on: October 12, 2019, 03:04:24 AM »
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

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Re: He's going for it again...
« Reply #23 on: October 12, 2019, 03:15:46 AM »
Jesus H Christ

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Re: He's going for it again...
« Reply #24 on: October 12, 2019, 06:05:38 AM »
I'm not sure I'd call that "barely" getting it.  semantics maybe?  But it was an incredible effort.  I really want to see that in an actual race.
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Re: He's going for it again...
« Reply #25 on: October 12, 2019, 07:53:27 AM »
I just watched a video of the finish. Chills.


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Re: He's going for it again...
« Reply #26 on: October 12, 2019, 08:43:16 AM »
Amazing!

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Re: He's going for it again...
« Reply #27 on: October 12, 2019, 09:07:08 AM »
This got a mention on this morning's SportsCenter, as a Bonus Top Ten [after the #1 highlight] and is in the crawl beneath College Game Day
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Re: He's going for it again...
« Reply #28 on: October 12, 2019, 09:16:36 AM »
I didn't watch any of Sub 2 in 2017 or the documentary that came afterwards. But speed watched this, taking maybe 45 minutes or an hour catching some splits and then jumping ahead. It was pretty cool/amazing. He is the GOAT, although Bekele is damn close. I'm still not willing to fork over $200 for the shoes (or is it $300 for the next version), sticking with my Adidas any potential records be damned. For now. 

14:10 5K pace for 2 hours! That's just unbelievable.
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Re: He's going for it again...
« Reply #29 on: October 12, 2019, 11:49:34 AM »
4:34 min/mile pace?

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Re: He's going for it again...
« Reply #30 on: October 12, 2019, 11:58:19 AM »
BARELYBARELYBARELY!!! I managed to stick it out for the whole thing.  He was right on 1:59:50 pace pretty much the whole way.  Just about perfect in terms of pushing the barrier, but would only take one or two miles of slowing up at the end to lose it....at a speed that’s really uncharted territory.  I wasn’t positive he had it until the pace car pulled off at ~41k and they somehow started accelerating.  So I guess it wasn’t really barely at the finish, but there was at least 1:50 of pretty tight suspense. Those last few minutes (not to mention the whole thing) were something special to watch.
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Re: He's going for it again...
« Reply #31 on: October 12, 2019, 12:03:35 PM »
What do I get for voting "Yea?" 

Can't wait to see giant treadmills at race expos with a 1:59:40 pace. 
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Re: He's going for it again...
« Reply #32 on: October 12, 2019, 12:16:19 PM »
I expect the same treatment next time I go for sub 2 in the half  :runner:

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Re: He's going for it again...
« Reply #33 on: October 12, 2019, 12:26:06 PM »
Iím very impressed.
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