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  • joeltetreault
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    Re: WR Hype?

    Originally posted by Run DMC
    Article link on front page says Josh Cox will go for a 50K world best at the RNR Marathon. This seems like a tall order given he will have to run a 2:15 Marathon en route and his PR is 2:13:57 (8 years ago). Could he still be eligible for Marathon placing and prize money?

    Also, Geb seems to be going for the WR in Dubai. I give him a better chance than Cox, but suspect it is too soon after Berlin.

    I wish them luck, but I am betting neither will achieve a record.
    This weekend also has the Ras al Khaimah half-marathon which seems to be one of the deepest half-marathon fields ever with 13 guys who have all gone sub60:
    http://www.iaaf.org/LRR09/news/newsid=48904.html

    and there is the US Half-Marathon Champs as well...

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  • Marlow
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    Re: WR Hype?

    Originally posted by Run DMC
    Josh Cox will go for a 50K world best at the RNR Marathon. This seems like a tall order given he will have to run a 2:15 Marathon en route
    2:15 is hoofin' it. So if a marathon runner hits the wall at 20 miles and then just holds on for dear life for another 6 miles, how does a 50Ker hold that pace for an additional FIVE MORE miles after that??!! :shock: That's sub-16:00 5K pace, which is flying for a very good HS boy CC runner.

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  • Run DMC
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    WR Hype?

    Article link on front page says Josh Cox will go for a 50K world best at the RNR Marathon. This seems like a tall order given he will have to run a 2:15 Marathon en route and his PR is 2:13:57 (8 years ago). Could he still be eligible for Marathon placing and prize money?

    Also, Geb seems to be going for the WR in Dubai. I give him a better chance than Cox, but suspect it is too soon after Berlin.

    I wish them luck, but I am betting neither will achieve a record.
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