Boston. Marathon.

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  1. RogerC

    RogerC Poster Extraordinaire

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    Holy crap!! Did anyone else see the men's finish just a few minutes ago?? It was a dead sprint for the line, and these guys threw in a 4:30 mile for the LAST MILE OF A MARATHON!! :eek::eek:
     
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    Lawrence Cherono, running in the Boston Marathon for the first time.
    2 hours, 7 minutes and 40 seconds.
    On the women's side, Worknesh Degefa, of Ethiopia, won with a time of 2 hours, 23 minutes, 29 seconds. Degefa crossed the finish line alone by a large margin.
     
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    Not only that, but she lead from the very beginning (I think they said she took off around mile 4). If Edna Kiplagat hadn't waited so long to make her move, it would've been a different finish. When she finally decided to chase, it was as though the other ladies just stopped running. She was off like a rocket!
     
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    Fantastic performances by Americans Scott Fauble and Jared Ward as well. Both in the top ten, both ran 2:09 for big personal bests, and both not that far off the winning time.

    With Jared's 6th place Olympic finish, he has to be considered a top American marathoner. Should Galen Rupp recover from surgery well, we might have an even better 2020 Olympic marathon representation than we did in 2016.

    Good things.

    And on the women's side, great placing by Jordan Hasay, Desi Linden, and Lindsay Flanagan, all of whom were in the top 10 as well. A more modest finishing time, but great performances.
     
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    I can probably do one mile in five minutes but after that it starts getting pathetic. I'm a terrible long distance runner....built more like a sprinter.
     
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    I'm sure I have a 15 min mile in me, just not all at once,,
     
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    Indeed. When I first tuned in, Fauble was still in the lead, but you could tell he was working harder than the African runners were.
     
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    6:41 is my fastest mile as part of a 5K (3.13 mile run), that ended up being 22:17 total.

    I can run an 8:30 mile fairly comfortably. My 13.1 mile PR is 1:48:32 at an 8:15 pace.

    I don't think I could run a 5 minute mile pace at all. I just don't think my legs move that fast.
     
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    My fastest stand-alone mile is only 7:09, so yeah...
     
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