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Wilson Kipsang's marathon world record has triggered the usual debates about the sub-2 hour marathon being imminent. Here's why this talk is, for now, unrealistic and hugely premature.
Wilson Kipsang's 2:03:23 is the talk of the marathon world. I analyse the pacing, the splits and the potential for future improvement.
The 2013 Berlin Marathon promised much, and delivered a world record to Wilson Kipsang. This is my live analysis of the race, as it happened.
Geoffrey won the Berlin Marathon, but missed the world record in a peculiar race to kick off the Fall season
Patrick Makau has broken Haile Gebrselassie’s 3-year old world record with a sensational run in Berlin, clocking 2:03:38. You can , but below is a more detailed look at Makau compared to that 2008 record of Geb’s also in Berlin. The graph below compares the 5km splits for Makau’s 2:03:38, to those in the previous record of […]
He raced to a 2:03:38 on the streets of Berlin, breaking Gebrselassie’s world record by 21 seconds. It was a terrible day for the Ethiopian emperor – he stepped off the road soon after Makau launched a big surge at around 27km, and while he did resume running, he was not a factor and it […]
The 2010 Real Berlin Marathon produced a great men’s race, and a dominant women’s performance to kick off the fall marathon season. Men’s race – Makau over Mutai…again On the men’s side, it was a repeat of the Rotterdam Marathon, as Patrick Makau dueled with Geoffrey Mutai over the final 10km, and edged him by […]
We are sorry to say we missed doing a preview for this year’s Berlin Marathon, but personal and work commitments have silenced us recently. Ross’s work at the canoeing world champs in Poland left him in a hole back in Cape Town during his absence, out of which he has been digging himself. On the […]
This Sunday sees the first of the Autumn marathons, and it’s a big one, with Haile Gebrselassie making a big effort on his own, 1-year old record in the Berlin time-trial…er, Marathon. Whenever an athlete of Geb’s caliber lines up, the talk of world records is inevitable, but this particular race is even more in […]