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Kipchoge 1:59

Postby Bangers&Mash » Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:37 am

Anyone watching?

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Re: Kipchoge 1:59

Postby Steve1956 » Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:09 am

Bangers&Mash wrote:Anyone watching?

You watch television at 7.30 in the morning ? :o

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Re: Kipchoge 1:59

Postby Winstonswhite » Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:44 am

He’s doing well but I suppose the proof will be in the last 10km. Looking good though and I’ll think he’s going to do it!

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Re: Kipchoge 1:59

Postby Leisure » Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:56 am

Bangers&Mash wrote:Anyone watching?


What/where?

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Re: Kipchoge 1:59

Postby NorthIsCool » Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:59 am

On Eurosport 1

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Re: Kipchoge 1:59

Postby Winstonswhite » Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:02 am

You tube and probably bbc1 in 10 mins when he finishes.

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Re: Kipchoge 1:59

Postby Leisure » Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:04 am

NorthIsCool wrote:On Eurosport 1


Cheers.

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Re: Kipchoge 1:59

Postby Winstonswhite » Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:18 am

Fantastic. That’s some going. 4:34 a mile pace
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Re: Kipchoge 1:59

Postby AotearoaClaret » Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:19 am

Absolutely incredible watching history unfold!

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Re: Kipchoge 1:59

Postby AotearoaClaret » Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:20 am

Winstonswhite wrote:Fantastic. That’s some going. 4:34 a mile pace

Frightening

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Re: Kipchoge 1:59

Postby Leisure » Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:21 am

A great achievement but surely easier to achieve with fresh pacemakers all through the race. Is that why it's not being officially recognised?

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Re: Kipchoge 1:59

Postby Paul Waine » Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:29 am

I hear they are trying this out for the new carbon neutral High Speed travel.

XR have offered to provide the pacemakers!

Well run EK.

Well done Jim Ratcliffe for supporting.

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Re: Kipchoge 1:59

Postby Steve1956 » Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:31 am

AotearoaClaret wrote:Frightening

Is he on drugs? ...probably,they all cheat.

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Re: Kipchoge 1:59

Postby Winstonswhite » Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:33 am

Leisure wrote:A great achievement but surely easier to achieve with fresh pacemakers all through the race. Is that why it's not being officially recognised?


Yes. It wasn’t a race. His official world record is a couple of minutes slower.

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Re: Kipchoge 1:59

Postby Burnley1989 » Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:33 am

Leisure wrote:A great achievement but surely easier to achieve with fresh pacemakers all through the race. Is that why it's not being officially recognised?


Well yes, but to me it makes no odds... ridiculous human being, I broke 3 hours for a marathon about 5 years ago and the hours and toll it took on my body still affects me now
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Re: Kipchoge 1:59

Postby Inchy » Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:55 am

Just done parkrun and my first mile was just under 6mins and I was going for it. To think he’s done far better than that for 20 odd miles is mind boggling.

Incredible
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Re: Kipchoge 1:59

Postby bobinho » Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:04 am

Leisure wrote:A great achievement but surely easier to achieve with fresh pacemakers all through the race. Is that why it's not being officially recognised?


Yeah not officially recognised Pete because it wasn’t a “race”, there were no drinks stations and he had pacemakers. #********.

Now I wasn’t there-even I’m not that old, and obviously I cannot swear to this being a fact but I would imagine that the first ever marathon runner didnt have those three things in place either, and we do it now because of him.

A man has run a marathon in under 2 hours. That is a phenomenal achievement. Not far off the moon landing for me. He ran from start to finish for 26.2 miles and did it in under two hours. Being unofficial means nothing to me, and I suspect him too. It’s almost as if they are taking something away from it by saying “unofficial” He did it, and it will inspire thousands.
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Re: Kipchoge 1:59

Postby Flying Without Ings » Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:05 am

Watched the last 20 minutes live on Youtube - incredible achievement. Scary that he didn't even look knackered after crossing the line; he was still running about cheering!

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Re: Kipchoge 1:59

Postby Tricky Trevor » Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:23 am

Incredible achievement.
I ran a sub 3hrs marathon, at Selby, in 1986. To do it I got down to 9st9lb from my, then, natural weight of 10st6lb. This is the big advantage the Kenyans/Ethiopians have. They carry no excess fat and are probably very weak, I was, but they are running machines; fit for nothing else.

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Re: Kipchoge 1:59

Postby Dy1geo » Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:41 am

Inchy wrote:Just done parkrun and my first mile was just under 6mins and I was going for it. To think he’s done far better than that for 20 odd miles is mind boggling.

Incredible


I do parkrun and am happy to do 6 minutes for a kilometre

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Re: Kipchoge 1:59

Postby Dy1geo » Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:46 am

bobinho wrote:
Now I wasn’t there-even I’m not that old, and obviously I cannot swear to this being a fact but I would imagine that the first ever marathon runner didnt have those three things in place either, and we do it now because of him.


It was BC but Pheidippides was running from Marathon to Athens under a bit more pressure

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Re: Kipchoge 1:59

Postby IanMcL » Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:38 am

The man has demonstrated that under 2h can be achieved. Yes he had help via pacemakers and it wasn't a true race, where others affect the pace and rhythm but he ran under 2 magic hours!!!

Just the same for Sir Roger Bannister....pacemakers until the last dash, to break 4m mile. No one squeaked then!

We have witnessed a man making history.
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Re: Kipchoge 1:59

Postby bobinho » Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:38 am

Keeled over at the end didn’t he?

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Re: Kipchoge 1:59

Postby KellyClaret » Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:29 pm

"To break the mark, he had to run 100m in 17.08 seconds 422 times in a row at a speed of 21.1kph (13.1 mph)."

Incredible feat.

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Re: Kipchoge 1:59

Postby Granny WeatherWax » Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:45 pm

Madness innit. 21.1kph on treadmill you’d do like 30 seconds max

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Re: Kipchoge 1:59

Postby jdrobbo » Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:49 pm

Watched last thirty minutes. What an absolute legend of the sport. Brilliant for Kenya!!

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Re: Kipchoge 1:59

Postby jdrobbo » Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:51 pm

My best km split is 3:36 (in a decent length run) yet he did 2:50 after 2:50 after 2:50....insane

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Re: Kipchoge 1:59

Postby Devils_Advocate » Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:55 pm


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Re: Kipchoge 1:59

Postby Rowls » Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:44 pm

Inchy wrote:Just done parkrun and my first mile was just under 6mins and I was going for it. To think he’s done far better than that for 20 odd miles is mind boggling.

Incredible


Yup.

You've nailed it.

The guy is effectively sprinting for 2 hours solid.

The vast majority of posters on here wouldn't be able to keep up with him for 100m and he's doing that for 2 hours.

It's unbelievale.

Well done on the parkrun BTW.

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Re: Kipchoge 1:59

Postby Leisure » Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:11 pm

jdrobbo wrote:My best km split is 3:36 (in a decent length run) yet he did 2:50 after 2:50 after 2:50....insane


Yeah but I bet you managed your time without a team of pacemakers! :)

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Re: Kipchoge 1:59

Postby Tricky Trevor » Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:20 pm

Don’t get the fuss about Pacemakers. Not a patch on the Beatles but Gerry had a decent voice. Fairy cross the Mersey, a great misheard lyric.
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Re: Kipchoge 1:59

Postby fatboy47 » Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:31 am

Giant leap for the pharmaceutical industry.

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Re: Kipchoge 1:59

Postby Inchy » Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:59 am

The official record set in Berlin is one minute and a few seconds over 2 hours.

I see no reason why in an actually race that he can’t break the 2 hour mark given the right conditions, running partners etc.

It will happen, now someone has shown it can be done it’s only a matter of time


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