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Eliud Kipchoge Crushes Marathon World Record at Berlin Marathon

Eliud Kipchoge Crushes Marathon World Record at Berlin Marathon

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  • Less than 4:40 a mile for 26.2 miles - just extraordinary. Try sprinting around a quarter-mile track in 70 seconds — just try it — and then imagine doing 105 laps at that pace. You’ll realize how awesome this feat is.

  • It's kind of hard to wrap your head around how dominant Kipchoge has been in his sport, and in such a short period of time: He's won 10 out of 11 marathons that he has run, and came in second in the other. You think of sports prodigies, and most of them start essentially when they can walk. Not Kipchoge

    It's kind of hard to wrap your head around how dominant Kipchoge has been in his sport, and in such a short period of time: He's won 10 out of 11 marathons that he has run, and came in second in the other. You think of sports prodigies, and most of them start essentially when they can walk. Not Kipchoge. He didn't take up serious running until he was deep into his teens, and only began outdoor racing/marathoning about six years ago. And he's pulling this off at 33 years old.

  • ‪About to lace up for a 20 miler. At 2 hours I’ll be a little past halfway.‬

  • Absolutely amazing. The level of sacrifice required to get to that point is something most will never be able to even comprehend. Bravo.

  • Breaking a Worlds Record is one thing, then there is smashing a Worlds Record and this is what we have here. This is a once in a generation talent and probably pound for pound, mile for mile the most dedicated man in sports. These guys run thousands of miles in preparation for these races, but since

    Breaking a Worlds Record is one thing, then there is smashing a Worlds Record and this is what we have here. This is a once in a generation talent and probably pound for pound, mile for mile the most dedicated man in sports. These guys run thousands of miles in preparation for these races, but since the sport isn’t “big money” not many people pay attention. This is an utterly amazing feat of athleticism. If you ever need motivation, dedication or discipline; go watch a marathoner train.

  • Bob S I tried it but fell down on first lap. Oh well.

  • We’re all so proud and pleased.