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wejo
co-founder
If That Wasn't The Greatest Marathon Ever Run, What Was 11/6/2011 10:57AM Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Geoffrey Mutai 2:05:06!

NYC Course record now 31 seconds faster than Chicago.

Unbelievable. Never thought I'd see this day.
The Lone Wolf
RE: If That Wasn't The Greatest Marathon Ever Run, What Was 11/6/2011 10:59AM - in reply to wejo Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Insane. He is from another world.
Boston32
RE: If That Wasn't The Greatest Marathon Ever Run, What Was 11/6/2011 11:00AM - in reply to wejo Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
This kid is so smooth, his speed is deceptive. Not even a sense of rigging over the last mile. What a talent.
RuKiddingMe!!
RE: If That Wasn't The Greatest Marathon Ever Run, What Was 11/6/2011 11:01AM - in reply to wejo Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Boston was better! 2:03:03!
Albert Belle
RE: If That Wasn't The Greatest Marathon Ever Run, What Was 11/6/2011 11:03AM - in reply to RuKiddingMe!! Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

RuKiddingMe!! wrote:

Boston was better! 2:03:03!


Exactly, over 2 mins faster at Boston which is an equally tough course. No comparison.
hyperbole
RE: If That Wasn't The Greatest Marathon Ever Run, What Was 11/6/2011 11:03AM - in reply to wejo Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I love how quickly wejo has already forgotten the 2008 Olympic race in brutal conditions as opposed to the perfect conditions in NY today.
control
RE: If That Wasn't The Greatest Marathon Ever Run, What Was 11/6/2011 11:04AM - in reply to Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
obvious ... last 10K bout 28:43
STEEPLE SUX
RE: If That Wasn't The Greatest Marathon Ever Run, What Was 11/6/2011 11:07AM - in reply to wejo Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Weldon,

Please mention the dollar amount that this race spent in advertising this week. Your statement was ignorant and almost seems like you may be getting paid to say it.
Albert Belle
RE: If That Wasn't The Greatest Marathon Ever Run, What Was 11/6/2011 11:08AM - in reply to hyperbole Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Wejo is like a typical 20 year old who assumes the current best at anything is the best of all time, e.g. Kobe is the greatest ever.
orbitboy
RE: If That Wasn't The Greatest Marathon Ever Run, What Was 11/6/2011 11:12AM - in reply to wejo Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Hard to top the 2008 Olympics in oppressive heat.
Noozflash
RE: If That Wasn't The Greatest Marathon Ever Run, What Was 11/6/2011 11:13AM - in reply to Albert Belle Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Geoffery just blew it open at 20 miles. Geb threw down the hat and looked like he was going to take him on, but was toasted a mile later.

Just dominant.
Bingo Wings
RE: If That Wasn't The Greatest Marathon Ever Run, What Was 11/6/2011 11:15AM - in reply to Noozflash Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Wanjiru 2008 Olympics was a better run.
dj plus one
RE: If That Wasn't The Greatest Marathon Ever Run, What Was 11/6/2011 11:16AM - in reply to Albert Belle Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Albert Belle wrote:

Wejo is like a typical 20 year old who assumes the current best at anything is the best of all time, e.g. Kobe is the greatest ever.

+1

Every time anyone has an outstanding race LRC immediately calls them "the best on the planet" or "the greatest ever."
1955
RE: If That Wasn't The Greatest Marathon Ever Run, What Was 11/6/2011 11:18AM - in reply to Bingo Wings Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
+1
break it up
RE: If That Wasn't The Greatest Marathon Ever Run, What Was 11/6/2011 11:21AM - in reply to dj plus one Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
As an individual marathon performance Wanjiru's race in the 2008 Olympics is still I would rank the best.

As a race, this was probably the greatest and shows the marathon is now in a new era. Basically it's now at the level of the 5000 and 10,000. Mind boggling.
STEEPLE SUX
RE: If That Wasn't The Greatest Marathon Ever Run, What Was 11/6/2011 11:22AM - in reply to wejo Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I also look forward to David Monti's report of the event, that is usually an unbiased news source as well.
NativeSon
RE: If That Wasn't The Greatest Marathon Ever Run, What Was 11/6/2011 11:23AM - in reply to wejo Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

wejo wrote:

Geoffrey Mutai 2:05:06!

NYC Course record now 31 seconds faster than Chicago.

Unbelievable. Never thought I'd see this day.



I called the men's race in 2:05. I am still celebrating as well as reeling from my remarkable performance. Lol.

I think every race WAnjiru has entered was great in its own way. I'll always miss the dude.

Mutai is with it.

IF Ak doesn't pick him, I'll throw a tantrum. I know where Isaiah Kiplagat hangs out-Nairobi club. I'll give him an earful.
Querfeldein
RE: If That Wasn't The Greatest Marathon Ever Run, What Was 11/6/2011 11:24AM - in reply to wejo Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I don't know if there ever was a better "performance" - it's hard to compare different courses. It was certainly the best performance in New York, and probably one of the best ever run, though several others could make that claim with equal rights.

It was also a great race to watch. However, this was a long way off being "the greatest marathon in history": Moderate first half, with a group of 10 running together, and then one decisive surge to win by 1:22 minutes.

This year, London was much more exciting, just as Chicago was last year. As for the 2011 New York Marathon, I thought that the women's race had much more drama than the men's.

I don't mind advertising on LRC, in fact, I like the fact that the site remains quite minimalistic, and not inundated with so-called "shoe reviews" etc. However, the clear association with NYRR is getting a bit too much. There used to be disclaimers about affiliations - is it now time you put these under every single post on the topic?
categorically
RE: If That Wasn't The Greatest Marathon Ever Run, What Was 11/6/2011 11:26AM - in reply to 1955 Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
So Geoffrey beat Emmanuel by 1:22. Emmanuel ran 2:04:40 in London.

So Geoffrey is good for about 2:03:10-30. Yeah, that seems right. The wind at Boston probably pushed him 8-10 seconds faster.
NativeSon
RE: If That Wasn't The Greatest Marathon Ever Run, What Was 11/6/2011 11:30AM - in reply to Boston32 Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Boston32 wrote:

This kid is so smooth, his speed is deceptive. Not even a sense of rigging over the last mile. What a talent.


But his right wrist keeps motioning like he's turning the pages of a book.

I didn't say it, the Brit commentator did. I hadn't realised until he said it.
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