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wejo
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Official John Kellogg Is a Genius Thread (He Predicted The 2:03 on Boston) 4/18/2011 11:13AM Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Fabulous races in Boston. 2:03:01 is an amazing time. Let's stop and praise JK for his quote of the day yesterday where he basically predicted a world's best in these conditions.

"A near-20 mph tailwind might chop three or four minutes off someone's finishing time. A sub-2:03:59 clocking wouldn't actually shock me. I'll tell you this - if Boston had rabbits and the field that is assembled for the 2011 London marathon was running with a time bonus on the line, I'd actually be a little surprised if someone didn't run the fastest marathon time ever recorded."
http://www.letsrun.com/2011/bostonweather-0416.php
idiot alert.
RE: Official John Kellogg Is a Genius Thread (He Predicted The 2:03 on Boston) 4/18/2011 11:20AM - in reply to wejo Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Yeah, it really takes a genious to tell that they will run extremely fast when they have a ridiculous tailwind.
Fitness
RE: Official John Kellogg Is a Genius Thread (He Predicted The 2:03 on Boston) 4/18/2011 11:20AM - in reply to wejo Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

wejo wrote:

Fabulous races in Boston. 2:03:01 is an amazing time. Let's stop and praise JK for his quote of the day yesterday where he basically predicted a world's best in these conditions.

"A near-20 mph tailwind might chop three or four minutes off someone's finishing time. A sub-2:03:59 clocking wouldn't actually shock me. I'll tell you this - if Boston had rabbits and the field that is assembled for the 2011 London marathon was running with a time bonus on the line, I'd actually be a little surprised if someone didn't run the fastest marathon time ever recorded."
http://www.letsrun.com/2011/bostonweather-0416.php



....all he said is that a sub-2:03:59 WOULDN'T SURPRISE him. He didn't even make any predications. It was a win-win for him by stating it in such an optionally binary way. if they didn't run under 2:03:59, he can say that he never said that, or if they did, he could use his vague statement has some sort of validation that he was right.

What's JK's IQ? I doubt over 150 or even 130. using the term genius in this sense isn't right at all.
Charlie Sheenism
RE: Official John Kellogg Is a Genius Thread (He Predicted The 2:03 on Boston) 4/18/2011 11:25AM - in reply to Fitness Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Fitness wrote:

. It was a win-win for him by stating it in such an optionally binary way.


That IS genius!!
Coach Busch
RE: Official John Kellogg Is a Genius Thread (He Predicted The 2:03 on Boston) 4/18/2011 11:27AM - in reply to wejo Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
No sense arguing against that, he did call it. He has my +1.
webby
RE: Official John Kellogg Is a Genius Thread (He Predicted The 2:03 on Boston) 4/18/2011 11:30AM - in reply to Fitness Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Fitness wrote:
What's JK's IQ? I doubt over 150 or even 130. using the term genius in this sense isn't right at all.

Spoken like a dumb guy with a high IQ.
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RE: Official John Kellogg Is a Genius Thread (He Predicted The 2:03 on Boston) 4/18/2011 11:34AM - in reply to wejo Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
JK is smart, but let's also give some props to Renato Canova. You guys (wejo, rojo, Employee #1) remember this quote, I'm sure:


Renato Canova wrote:

At the moment, there is an athlete clearly stronger than any other in the World, and is Geoffrey Mutai.

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RE: Official John Kellogg Is a Genius Thread (He Predicted The 2:03 on Boston) 4/18/2011 11:35AM - in reply to wqqqqqqqq Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
oh god I just remembered Canova coaches Mosop too

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the smartest letsrunner
RE: Official John Kellogg Is a Genius Thread (He Predicted The 2:03 on Boston) 4/18/2011 11:43AM - in reply to Coach Busch Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Coach Busch wrote:

No sense arguing against that, he did call it. He has my +1.


That's the point: he called NOTHING. He only said he "wouldn't be surprised," and he attached so many qualifiers to it is was a 100% safe statement. If the winner had gone 2:04 or 2:05 he would have been no less "right" or "wrong" - there's your test of the prediction's "genius."

Meanwhile, I have a genius prediction: If I was perfectly paced to 4800m of a road 5k with a huge tail wind, I wouldn't be surprised if I ran a PR by somewhere in the vague neighbourhood of 20 seconds.
dddddd
RE: Official John Kellogg Is a Genius Thread (He Predicted The 2:03 on Boston) 4/18/2011 11:43AM - in reply to wqqqqqqqq Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
mutai is self coached
rojo
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RE: Official John Kellogg Is a Genius Thread (He Predicted The 2:03 on Boston) 4/18/2011 12:16PM - in reply to wejo Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

wejo wrote:

Fabulous races in Boston. 2:03:01 is an amazing time. Let's stop and praise JK for his quote of the day yesterday where he basically predicted a world's best in these conditions.

"A near-20 mph tailwind might chop three or four minutes off someone's finishing time. A sub-2:03:59 clocking wouldn't actually shock me. I'll tell you this - if Boston had rabbits and the field that is assembled for the 2011 London marathon was running with a time bonus on the line, I'd actually be a little surprised if someone didn't run the fastest marathon time ever recorded."
http://www.letsrun.com/2011/bostonweather-0416.php


JK is so-so-so sick. He knows the x's and o's better than anyone in the game.

For years, average pundits and the athletes will be wondering as Bob Kempainen did way back when, "I wonder if it was the wind or if I was just special that day."

You might have been special but it was the wind.
anti-Wejo
RE: Official John Kellogg Is a Genius Thread (He Predicted The 2:03 on Boston) 4/18/2011 12:26PM - in reply to wejo Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Dude, calm down. Why would anyone be surprised to hear that a world best time was run on a downhill course with cool temps, a huge headwind and a few of the greatest runners in the world at the starting line?
If anything JK looks overly conservative in hindsight. If he predicted something that was remotely surprising (e.g. Davila finishing 2nd), I'd give him props. But he didn't.
anti-Wejo
RE: Official John Kellogg Is a Genius Thread (He Predicted The 2:03 on Boston) 4/18/2011 12:30PM - in reply to anti-Wejo Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
meant to say "huge tailwind" of course.

Hey, I'm no genius either.
Reality Bath
RE: Official John Kellogg Is a Genius Thread (He Predicted The 2:03 on Boston) 4/18/2011 12:37PM - in reply to wejo Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Not only is he a genius, but he is a wealthy supporter of U.S. athletics:


http://sports.espn.go.com/oly/news/story?id=6381041&campaign=rss&source=OLYHeadlines
Gubby craps his pants.
RE: Official John Kellogg Is a Genius Thread (He Predicted The 2:03 on Boston) 4/18/2011 12:57PM - in reply to wejo Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
In the history of the Boston Marathon, there was only 1 top-100 performance at the Men's Marathon distance.

ONLY 4 top-200 performances on the ALL-TIME MEN'S LIST.

Say what you will about the wind and the minuscule net downhill average, that does NOT MEAN A DAMN THING. THIS RACE WAS A GAME CHANGER. It doesn't GET THAT FAST OVERNIGHT. Give them the due credit. . .



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5 2:04:40 Emmanuel Mutai KEN 12.10.84 1 London 17.04.2011
6 2:04:48 Patrick Makau KEN 02.03.85 1 Rotterdam 11.04.2010
7 2:04:53 Haile Gebrselassie ETH 18.04.73 1 Dubai 18.01.2008
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rojo
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RE: Official John Kellogg Is a Genius Thread (He Predicted The 2:03 on Boston) 4/18/2011 1:17PM - in reply to Gubby craps his pants. Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Gubby craps his pants. wrote:

In the history of the Boston Marathon, there was only 1 top-100 performance at the Men's Marathon distance.

ONLY 4 top-200 performances on the ALL-TIME MEN'S LIST.

Say what you will about the wind and the minuscule net downhill average, that does NOT MEAN A DAMN THING. THIS RACE WAS A GAME CHANGER. It doesn't GET THAT FAST OVERNIGHT. Give them the due credit. . .


Gubby, i posted this on another thread but will repost it below:


rojo wrote:
The races were very, very exciting and Davila's bid for victory was truly special.

That being said, your statements go way to far. The times were amazing but so the tailwind was equally as amazing.

I remember back in college when Obadele Thompson ran 9.69 for 100m in a college meet at UTEP in 1996 back when the world record was 9.85.

No one in their right mind called it the greatest performance in history as the tail-wind was an ridiculous 5.7 mps (the time converts to 9.93 with no wind or 9.95 dependig on who you are talking to).

Well today let's say the winds were roughly 20 mph (i saw 19 with gusts to 33 mph).

What does a 20 mph wind convert to in mps? 8.9408(20 miles x 1609.344 meters / 3600 seconds) . Nearly twice as much as Thompson's.

As we pointed out in our pre-race article, which we entitled "Once In A (Marathon) Lifetime Weather Conditions Forecast For Boston On Monday", that is worth a ton of time. How much? Some like JK might say 3-4 minutes.

If you don't want to believe me, do the following. Go to the wind/conversion site that exists for sprinting.

http://myweb.lmu.edu/jmureika/track/wind/index.html

Input today's performances. Mutai's marathon time today comes out to him running 17.49496883 per 100 meters.

Input 8.9408 for the wind and input 70 meters for altitude (as the race roughly starts at 70m of altitude and finishes at 0) and you end up with an equivalent time of 17.83 seconds per 100 meters if run with zero wind at sea level.

Multiply that by 421.94988 (there are 421.95 100 meter segments in a marathon)to get the total time for the marathon of 7523.36636 seconds or 2:05:24.

Now that's not 3-4 minutes but you get my point. It's worth a lot. When JK actually wakes up from his nap (I think he's been asleep all day), I'll ask him about that sprint/conversion chart. But he was clearly proven to yet again be a genius today.

It sort of reminds me of when I used to run road races. I would only run road races that were certified as I couldn't stand it when there would be clearly a short course and hear people counting it as their PR. If you run 5 road certified road races at 15:10 and then one day run 14:30 on a non-certified course, you shouldn't say your PR is 14:30 as it was likely short.
malmo
RE: Official John Kellogg Is a Genius Thread (He Predicted The 2:03 on Boston) 4/18/2011 1:33PM - in reply to wejo Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

wejo wrote:

Fabulous races in Boston. 2:03:01 is an amazing time. Let's stop and praise JK for his quote of the day yesterday where he basically predicted a world's best in these conditions.

"A near-20 mph tailwind might chop three or four minutes off someone's finishing time. A sub-2:03:59 clocking wouldn't actually shock me. I'll tell you this - if Boston had rabbits and the field that is assembled for the 2011 London marathon was running with a time bonus on the line, I'd actually be a little surprised if someone didn't run the fastest marathon time ever recorded."
http://www.letsrun.com/2011/bostonweather-0416.php



That JK is a genius alright. Before JK, no one has ever thought that a strong tailwind would help in a marathon. NO ONE.

18 miles per hour is 8.0 meters per second -- or 4 times what is allowable in a sprint race. FYI the winds were officially 19.6 mph throughout the race (gusts 27-31mph) from the West/WSW -- directly at their backs.

1983 16mps start 10-13 mph the rest of the way SSW directly at their backs. Greg Meyer ran 2:09.00. His second fastest marathon is 2:10:59.

1994 18-20mph gusts 26-33 mph WNW winds (quartering) Kempainen ran 2:08:47. His second fastest marathon is 2:12:45.

Todays conditions were truly a 'perfect storm'.
perch
RE: Official John Kellogg Is a Genius Thread (He Predicted The 2:03 on Boston) 4/18/2011 1:37PM - in reply to rojo Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Strong field, last year Boston CR dropped from 2:07's to 2:05's skipping the 2:06's with an honest effort. Put in a big tail wind and IRC and guess another minute or so drop? Logical, not Genius. With the Pace Rabbit (Hall) even more ideal!

My confusion is what this point to point course with huge tail wind does to comparison of courses? Is Boston now the official fastest course of the Majors when it used to be slowest?

Is Hall really a 2:04 marathoner?

Just don't know how to grasp today's Mother Nature assisted performances.
BS
RE: Official John Kellogg Is a Genius Thread (He Predicted The 2:03 on Boston) 4/18/2011 1:44PM - in reply to rojo Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
You are absolutly correct in that the wind certainly helped the runners. However, it is virtually impossible to say exactly how much. Vs. a 100m dash where the wind should help you the same amount the whole race, in a marathon the wind benefit should vary signficantly - not only in various places on the course but also by individual runner depending on where they were in the pack. Combine this with the fact there is always a huge variation in performances on a normal day (if there had been a head wind that slowed them down in the first half the winners time would not have been nearly as fast but I would bet the some runners would actually have run faster with a headwind as it would have made for more optimal pacing for them).

All in all, you can only say it was a fantastic performance.
fdsafsd
RE: Official John Kellogg Is a Genius Thread (He Predicted The 2:03 on Boston) 4/18/2011 1:47PM - in reply to perch Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Rojo: remember that wind speed, for weather measurement, is taken 10m above the ground. However, wind speed measurements in sprint races are taken 1m off the ground in EXACTLY the direction of the race. Pretty significant difference. Still, yes, it was a big help, but it was still a great race. Say you add 3 minutes, so Mutai ran 2:06 flat. Still phenomenal.
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