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A new world marathon record almost defies description: Eliud Kipchoge runs the Berlin marathon in 2:01:39

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  1. spit-evil-olive-tips
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    Consider what that means: The 33-year-old Kipchoge, who is 5-foot-6 and weighs 115 pounds, had run 26 straight blazingly fast 4-minute 38-second miles.

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    minibug
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    This is the seventh time in a row a marathon record has been set at the Berlin Marathon. Must be something about that place.

    This is the seventh time in a row a marathon record has been set at the Berlin Marathon. Must be something about that place.

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    1. nacho
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      There are tracks that are faster than others. For example, a bunch of world record 5000 meter races were all run in the relatively tiny Carlsbad 5k between Los Angeles and San Diego because the...

      There are tracks that are faster than others.

      For example, a bunch of world record 5000 meter races were all run in the relatively tiny Carlsbad 5k between Los Angeles and San Diego because the track gets the wind just right along the entire course.

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  3. annadane
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    According to a comment I read, to break the 2 hour mark the average speed per mile would need to be 4:35. Now, that's only 3 seconds faster per mile, but it's really not that easy. That's per...

    According to a comment I read, to break the 2 hour mark the average speed per mile would need to be 4:35. Now, that's only 3 seconds faster per mile, but it's really not that easy. That's per mile, every mile. I don't know how hard it was for Kipchoge to run this race but you almost start to feel sub 2 hours really is impossible