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Can We Get Those Fast Marathon Times On Tougher Courses?

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  • Can We Get Those Fast Marathon Times On Tougher Courses?

    All of the fastest times are being run on the same courses--Paris, London, Rotterdam, and Chicago.

    I know the marathon (over any course) is tough. But I would love to have someone run a 2:06 and change (or 2:05) in New York or Boston. I ran New York, and those bridges and Central Park Hills are no joke. But I still think world records (or world leading times) could be done. Any thoughts? Peace.

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    Re: Can We Get Those Fast Marathon Times On Tougher Courses?

    I suppose a WR could potentially be set by a runner with ankle weights, but why? Obviously, all things being equal, the fastest courses are going to allow the fastest times. Anyone really chasing a WR is going to make their course choice (choice course?) accordingly.

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      Re: Can We Get Those Fast Marathon Times On Tougher Courses?

      Try the Marathon race.... you know, the one from Marathon to Athens. It must be a very hard race (although for whatever reason it has not been tried by any of the current big Marathon names... as far as I know that is). By the way, it has been suggested in the past for this race to be the only race where a world marathon record can be recognized.

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        Re: Can We Get Those Fast Marathon Times On Tougher Courses?

        Sure . . . if the best marathoners could be paid enough to go to those courses. As long as Chicago and London have the most cash, they'll get the best runners.

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