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    18.99s
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  • 18.99s
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    Originally posted by JMysterio View Post
    In any case we conquered Germany.

    I thought Flanagan retired a couple years ago.
    She did. Her announcement in October 2019: https://www.instagram.com/p/B34cW4kgzMt/

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  • gh
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    Originally posted by Trickstat View Post

    Apparently that kind of donut is not known as a Berliner in Berlin itself, but in other parts of Germany.
    all of which has nothing to do with the Berlin Marathon; please stay on topic

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  • JMysterio
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    In any case we conquered Germany.

    I thought Flanagan retired a couple years ago.

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  • Trickstat
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    Originally posted by Conor Dary View Post

    For years I wasn't sure what that silliness was about. Then I found out there is a jelly donut called Berliner.

    The equivalent of someone saying they are a New Yorker...and implying he just said he was a magazine.
    Apparently that kind of donut is not known as a Berliner in Berlin itself, but in other parts of Germany.

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  • Conor Dary
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    Originally posted by noone View Post

    you are a jelly doughnut?
    For years I wasn't sure what that silliness was about. Then I found out there is a jelly donut called Berliner.

    The equivalent of someone saying they are a New Yorker...and implying he just said he was a magazine.

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  • noone
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  • noone
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    Originally posted by Conor Dary View Post
    Ich bin ein Berliner.
    you are a jelly doughnut?

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  • Atticus
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  • Atticus
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    Originally posted by tandfman View Post
    I don't know what car nectar is or why they would give it to the runners. Could it be any cheaper than tap water or water from a nearby lake or river?
    I know a jerry can is just a liquid container like a gas can, so I can only imagine that car nectar is the precious fluid Brits call petrol.

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  • gh
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    definitely not an expression I've ever heard

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  • tandfman
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    I don't know what car nectar is or why they would give it to the runners. Could it be any cheaper than tap water or water from a nearby lake or river?

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  • El Toro
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  • El Toro
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    Originally posted by Trickstat View Post

    It shouldn't be a problem. most people travel to the race by electric trains.

    I do quite like the idea of forcing the panic buyers to run a marathon though!
    Instead of water stations, they get a cup of car nectar every 5km to tip into the jerrycan on their back.

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  • Trickstat
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  • Trickstat
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    Originally posted by Conor Dary View Post
    The petrol shortage in Britain getting to crises level I wonder if the London Marathon is still on.
    It shouldn't be a problem. most people travel to the race by electric trains.

    I do quite like the idea of forcing the panic buyers to run a marathon though!

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  • Conor Dary
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    The petrol shortage in Britain getting to crises level I wonder if the London Marathon is still on.

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  • KDFINE
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    The announcers talked about the humidity but I don't think they ever mentioned the temperature. Seeing how the spectators were dressed it appeared to me that it was much too warm for all the talk of a record.

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  • TN1965
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    The finishing time was mediocre by WMM standard, but this was an entertaining race. When Bekele fell off the lead pack, I thought that was a calculated move. And sure enough, he caught up with the leaders soon. But when Yegon passed him, I thought he would also pass Adola for the win. In that situation he should have stayed behind Adola and wait until he had enough energy to make a decisive move to mentally break Adola. But he moved just ahead of Adola, who could use him as a pacer to regroup. Kudo to Adola who was the only one not to blow up among the four who went through the half at an insane pace.

    The women's race should have been interesting with the top two trading the lead through 35k. Unfortunately, the TV didn't show most of it.

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  • steveu
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  • steveu
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    Race story with leading results:
    It was a survival contest the final half-marathon in Berlin, as the crazy fast pace (60:48 at half way) and warm conditions took its toll on the entire field. Guye Adola emerged as the winner, Bekele in 3rd. Gotytom Gebreslase was impressive in her debut.

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