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"The Boss Man" shatters world marathon record... - 09-16-2018, 06:36 PM

He took 78 seconds off the record!

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At Eliud Kipchoge’s training camp in Kenya, where he never misses his turn to clean the toilets or draw water from the nearby well, his fellow athletes call him “the boss man”. And on a pleasant autumn day in Berlin the 33-year-old lived up to that reputation – as well as reinforcing his case to be considered the greatest distance runner of all time – by obliterating the marathon world record.

Kipchoge’s time of 2hr 01min 39sec was staggering enough, given it took 78sec off the previous best set by Dennis Kimetto in 2014. But the fact that he did it while going solo for the last 17 kilometres (10.5 miles) – embracing the loneliness of the long-distance runner – after his pacemakers dropped out much earlier than intended, was almost as breathtaking.

“I lack words to describe this day,” Kipchoge said. It did not matter. He had done his talking on the streets of the German capital. From the gun Kipchoge’s only opponent was the clock. No opponent dared to go with him, just the three pacemakers tasked with guiding him to around 20 miles in world-record pace.

Initially all went to plan as Kipchoge passed the 10km mark in 29:21 – 22sec inside world-record pace. But shortly after 15km two of the three pacemakers were suddenly unable to continue. The third, Josphat Boit, dropped out at 25km.

The Kenyan had gone through halfway in 1hr 01 min 06sec. But now he was alone and his hopes of shattering the record appeared to be in the balance. Yet it transpired that hispacemakers had been holding him back: Kipchoge ran the second half in 60min 34sec – or 4min 37sec per mile.
He jokes that he wants to run it slower so he can fill up his dance card!

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Kipchoge joked that his next ambition was to run slower to complete an extraordinary set: “I have run 2.00, 2.01, 2.03, 2.04 and 2.05,” he said, smiling. “Next season I want to run 2.02.”
He's been ok as runner for along time.

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What can be said with certainty is that this was a triumph 15 years in the making. The Kenyan first advertised his talents by claiming gold at the 2003 world championships over 5,000m at 18, before claiming silver and bronze medals at the 2004 and 2008 Olympics. But since moving to the marathon in 2012 Kipchoge has found his true niche, winning 10 of 11 races over 26.2 miles, including his Olympic gold in Rio de Janeiro and three victories in the London marathon.
Honorable mention goes to the new world record set in the decathlon, also.

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An extraordinary day in athletics continued on Sunday evening as the Frenchman Kevin Mayer smashed the decathlon world record. His score of 9,126 beat Ashton Eaton’s record, set in 2015, by 81 points. Mayer also became only the third man in history over 9,000 points, joining Eaton and Roman Sebrle.


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09-16-2018, 07:35 PM

I watched this race. Kipchoge took the lead immediately at the start and led the entire way. His talent is otherworldly. He ran a 2:00:25 marathon last year with a bunch of pacers.

Given the progression in the world record for the marathon over the last 20 years, I surmise we might see a sub 2-hour performance within the next 10 years.


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09-16-2018, 10:01 PM

I see no reason to disagree with your surmise.

Here's a graph showing the officially recognized world times for the marathon. They mention that the Boston Marathon times can never be considered for records, because the course isn't compliant with the specs.



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