wee-man
midgets and marathons 7/16/2007 5:45AM Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
i was watching cops on saturday and saw a midget trying to outrun the cops (it didn't last very long). it got me thinking what is the record for a midget running a marathon. does anyone know?
Kratos
RE: midgets and marathons 7/16/2007 6:32AM - in reply to wee-man Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
DNF
Keith Stone
RE: midgets and marathons 7/16/2007 8:24AM - in reply to wee-man Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
The only record I know of was discarded because the course was short.
please dont squeeze the garmin
RE: midgets and marathons 7/16/2007 12:54PM - in reply to wee-man Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Looks like those little f-ers are fast! Check out these Mini-Marathon results:

http://minimarathon.onlineraceresults.com/race/view_race.php?race_id=5241

Holy smokes, itty bitty dudes running 1:04, little wimmin running 1:16 - nearly twice as fast as the full-sized world records, and on those stubby little legs! I guess they have a really favorable power-to-weight ratio.
I said you got that right
RE: midgets and marathons 7/16/2007 1:12PM - in reply to wee-man Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Who do you suppose could run a faster 100m? Mile? Marathon? Badwater? (for all you DK fans)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/worldnews.html?in_article_id=468172&in_page_id=1811&ct=5
male nymph
RE: midgets and marathons 7/16/2007 1:17PM - in reply to wee-man Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Yeah I saw that episode too, that was funny as shit, specially when he tried to climb the light pole to get away from the cop too, def one of my favorites for a while.

Sadly alot of dwarfs don't have the bone structure needed to be efficient runners, I know because I have a relative that is a dwarf and they especially have alot of hip problems.
Mose wrestles
RE: midgets and marathons 7/16/2007 3:00PM - in reply to wee-man Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I had five minutes to kill so....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThZ98ytDeNI

I put a stopwatch on these small people running the 330 yard relay against this camel. I took the total time of 1:07.829 and divided by four, to find an average, 16.957 seconds for each leg of the race. The distance of each leg was 75.438 meters.

I then used the running race converter from Running Times Online, http://runningtimes.com/rt/articles/?id=6765, to calculate what that average relay split would convert to in the marathon.

So, accordiing to those retarded calculations, I figure a midget could hammer out an 8 hours, 39 minute, and 51 second marathon. Weather and conditioning depending, of course.
L.T. Smash
RE: midgets and marathons 7/16/2007 3:16PM - in reply to Mose wrestles Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
that was seriously the funniest video i have ever seen in my 22 years of existence