Discussion in 'General Football & Other Sport' started by Aberdeen, Oct 12, 2019.

  1. Aberdeen

    Aberdeen Academy Graduate

    Did anyone see that Eliud Kipchoge has run a marathon in 1 hour 59 minutes and 40 seconds become the first person ever to do it in under 2 hours.
    Brilliant performance and afterwards he ran up and down to celebrate with the crowd. Amazing.
    Does not count as an official word record as he had "pacers" etc but still makes the Guinness world record.
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  2. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    And he looked pretty fresh after it too !
  3. Aberdeen

    Aberdeen Academy Graduate

    I was a bit of an athlete when I was at school - not even County standard but I was slim and enjoyed running. I never ran a marathon though much to my regret. My weight, age, joints etc mean I am unlikely ever to run one now. If I did my aim would be just to finish.
  4. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    When there have been world record attempts on the track at shorter distances (5,000 metres etc.) with pacemakers used, did they also not count as official world records? If they did, what’s the difference?
  5. Aberdeen

    Aberdeen Academy Graduate

    I think the absence of competitors and the fact that he had runners in front and a car giving a laser guide for his speed and both formed windbreaks all contributed to the fact it could not count. I am no expert though - this is just what I heard while watching it.
  6. zztop

    zztop Eurovision Winner 2015

    It seemed to be such an artificial scenario, that it left me less than wholly impressed.
  7. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    It means nothing to me.
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  8. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    Is it equivalent to Ben Johnson using drugs to beat the 100m world record?
  9. Aberdeen

    Aberdeen Academy Graduate

    Yes - it was artificial. However with someone blowing a force 9 gale behind me and downhill all the way and any other help given would not get me 26 miles in less than about 12 hours :)
  10. Sahorn

    Sahorn Reservist

    Kipchoge had about 9 pacemakers running in a V shape to shield him from wind and run in the big slipstream thus produced to drastically reduce air resistance.
    Like the last Canadian goose at the end of the V flying formation. The poor goose at the front does all the work.
    And he had a laser pointing exactly where to put his feet.

    F me, if I had all that help and assistance I could run around a running track at least twice.

    And a pub quiz answer to help everyone:

    Q. Geese always fly in a V formation, but why is one side of the V almost always longer than the other side?

    A. Because there are more geese on that side.

    You’re welcome :p
  11. NemoNemo

    NemoNemo First Year Pro

    Not an official competitive race so not a new competitive record
  12. A guiness world record though.
    Until I plan to beat it next week running in a specially built vacuum wearing a space suit and 2 turbo blasters.
  13. cyaninternetdog

    cyaninternetdog Forum Hippie

    Tasted better than Snickers imho.
  14. cyaninternetdog

    cyaninternetdog Forum Hippie

    Roger Bannister had help to do the four minute mile.

    Heard some woman on 5 live earlier say that he was using special running shoes that arent allowed in official competition, something about kinetic energy, no idea how that would help over 26 miles, I'm no kinetic energy guru, do you own research ffs.
  15. Maninblack

    Maninblack Reservist

    Oh Vienna!
  16. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    I think they filmed the video in Covent Garden and the Capital presenter Nicky Horne's son,Bernard,played violin in it.
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  17. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    Are you sure it wasn’t Bob Holness?
  18. Aberdeen

    Aberdeen Academy Graduate

    Why - did he ask for a P ?
  19. Ure joking ?
  20. CleyHorn

    CleyHorn Reservist

    But the goose flying at the front is not always the same goose!
  21. Sahorn

    Sahorn Reservist

    Ure joking ?
  22. Sahorn

    Sahorn Reservist

    2 inches of Bouncy Memory foam and a big, go faster Nike swoosh - like running on a trampoline - simples.
    Only £350 ? a pair and you too can run 13 miles an hour for 2 hours.

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