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Sprout soloed a 9:01.53 for 3200 at his league meet at altitude in Denver this weekend. That breaks the Colorado allclassification state record of 9:04 last year by Tanner Norman. Not sure how it compares to his 8:13 3000 at sea level in Eugene. Also won in 1:56.61 and 4:17.31. I'm guessing these were on three separate days as the meet ran May 2 May 5 per Milesplit and I can't tell which events were on which days.

Right now Colorado has four of the 13 fastest 1600 runners in the country. It would be five if Michael Mooney would jump into a good race.
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OK, I got the Brussels Sprout pun, but can't get the (Robby?) Andrews one..
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Originally posted by br View PostJust wondering how it compares to Eric Hulst's 8:50.6 2mile from 1974?
On world level, from same era as Hulst, Hansjorg Kunze ran 7:56.4 (8:34.5) at age 16y 6mo in June 1976.
In looking up Kunze, came across a tidbit of which I was previously unaware and will share.
At age 21, at Rieti '81, Kunze ran 13:10.4 to defeat Henry Rono, the reigning 5000m WRH; the winning time was only two seconds off the WR Rono had set in 1978.
Four days later, no doubt annoyed at the loss, Rono lowered his WR to 13:06 at a meet in Norway.
Kunze was no flash: went on to medal at Worlds in '83 and '87 and at Seoul in '88.
And, speaking of Drew Hunter, I am impatiently waiting for him to get on with being a 5000m runner, and stop playing around with the 1500m/mile.Last edited by player; 04142018, 10:42 PM.
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5920! =
Of course that is only the first 130 or so digits...Last edited by Conor Dary; 04142018, 10:24 PM.
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can I be the first to ask what we'll say when Master Sprout runs in the Van Damme Memorial for the first time?
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Originally posted by 26mi235 View PostThe "!" is the math function Factorial. n! = 1*2*3*...*(n1)*n. It gets large real fast and the symbol has more uses than the one often utilized by aaronk.
1! =1, 5!= 120, 10!=3,628,800, 15!=~1,310,000,000,000, 50!=10^64, 100!=10^158, 170!=~10^306, so you can sort of 'imagine' how large 5920! is. Note that 10^306 is 1 with 306 zeros before the decimal point.
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Use Stirling's Formula and it's done...
Stirling's approximation gives an approximate value for the factorial function n! or the gamma function Gamma(n) for n>>1. The approximation can most simply be derived for n an integer by approximating the sum over the terms of the factorial with an integral, so that lnn! = ln1+ln2+...+lnn (1) = sum_(k=1)^(n)lnk (2) approx int_1^nlnxdx (3) = [xlnxx]_1^n (4) = nlnnn+1 (5) approx nlnnn. (6) The equation can also be derived using the integral definition of the...
Or use the Gamma Function...
Last edited by Conor Dary; 04142018, 09:33 PM.
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