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    mary keitany, florence kiplagat and lucy kubuu have all stated they are looking for personal best's ejegeyahu ran 2:22 in her first race and looks to improve, aberu kebede, atsede baysa and koren jal all want sub 2:20 (bezunesh bekele has scratched), the weather forecast looks perfect high of 57 low of 39, i think this race will break dubai 2012 record of most sub 2:20 women in one race. i dont see anyone getting radcliffes real record of 2:15.25, but i think the women's only record of 2:17.42 is a possibility. last week tiki gelena ran 2:18.58 and the girls i mentioned are all the caliber of gelena and gelena had to do it by herself, the girls in london will have a group to work together.

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    Re: will womens only marathon record go sunday?

    If they're chasing Paula's 'women only' record, they should all be forced to take a pit stop like she did en route.

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      Re: will womens only marathon record go sunday?

      Originally posted by John G
      If they're chasing Paula's 'women only' record, they should all be forced to take a pit stop like she did en route.
      I guess we should be glad that Paula didn't murder anyone along the way. :roll:

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        Re: will womens only marathon record go sunday?

        Originally posted by preston
        Originally posted by John G
        If they're chasing Paula's 'women only' record, they should all be forced to take a pit stop like she did en route.
        I guess we should be glad that Paula didn't murder anyone along the way. :roll:
        If we look up 'gratuitous remark' in the dictionary, I'm sure we'd see that as an example.

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          Re: will womens only marathon record go sunday?

          Originally posted by John G
          If they're chasing Paula's 'women only' record, they should all be forced to take a pit stop like she did en route.
          New heights of silliness! That is like saying everyone who breaks the 10,000 WR should have to tumble to the ground like Viren.

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            Re: will womens only marathon record go sunday?

            I think my only concern would be how windy it is. Aren't they going over some of the actual Olympic course this year? I'm sure I read that somewhere. If they are then it's a different route. I still think 2:17:42 is a bit 'out there', but low 2:18 is a distinct possibility given that field.

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              Re: will womens only marathon record go sunday?

              Originally posted by preston
              Originally posted by John G
              If they're chasing Paula's 'women only' record, they should all be forced to take a pit stop like she did en route.
              I guess we should be glad that Paula didn't murder anyone along the way. :roll:
              :?: :?:

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                Re: will womens only marathon record go sunday?

                [quote=Conor Dary]
                Originally posted by "John G":1nvhwrj3
                If they're chasing Paula's 'women only' record, they should all be forced to take a pit stop like she did en route.
                New heights of silliness! That is like saying everyone who breaks the 10,000 WR should have to tumble to the ground like Viren.[/quote:1nvhwrj3]

                Because of course I meant that seriously. :roll:

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                  Re: will womens only marathon record go sunday?

                  Plenty of this year's entries have the half marathon speed to go through comfortably in the 69 mins or so that would be needed. It'll be nice and cool. There's strength in depth and there is at least one natural front-runner to take it on after the pacemakers fall by the way-side. I agree with Ian - low 2:18 is a distinct possibility and I wouldn't be at all surprised if the record fell. However, unless they beat the time by at least 20 seconds, I won't consider it a better performance than Paula's. :wink:

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