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DaveW
RE: If That Wasn't The Greatest Marathon Ever Run, What Was 11/9/2011 10:49PM - in reply to casual commentary Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Wejo

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J.R.
RE: If That Wasn't The Greatest Marathon Ever Run, What Was 11/10/2011 6:02PM - in reply to michael arnstein Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

michael arnstein wrote:

uh, to be fair, this guy Mutai has the best luck ever when it comes to TAIL wind. Boston 2011 and NYC 2011 had serious tail winds. Of course he beat everyone, but the times at NYC today were heavily influenced by a solid 10mph tail wind for about 19 miles of the course


According to the USATF list of certified courses, the 2011 NYC Marathon has an 18 foot drop, and a separation of 20km!! between the start and the finish, i.e. 48% of the distance.

It is very strange that such a course could be approved for any type of record purposes.

Search NYC Marathon 2011 - click the map
http://www.usatf.org/events/courses/search/searchResults.asp?embed=&courseID=&distance=&distanceUnits=km&distanceComparison=&city=&state=NY&courseName=&courseStatus=A&courseType=R&drop=&dropComparison=&separation=&separationComparison=&certificationYear=&lastName=&queryType=advanced&format=view&submit=Search
Randy Oldman
RE: If That Wasn't The Greatest Marathon Ever Run, What Was 11/10/2011 6:59PM - in reply to J.R. Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

J.R. wrote:


michael arnstein wrote:

uh, to be fair, this guy Mutai has the best luck ever when it comes to TAIL wind. Boston 2011 and NYC 2011 had serious tail winds. Of course he beat everyone, but the times at NYC today were heavily influenced by a solid 10mph tail wind for about 19 miles of the course


According to the USATF list of certified courses, the 2011 NYC Marathon has an 18 foot drop, and a separation of 20km!! between the start and the finish, i.e. 48% of the distance.

It is very strange that such a course could be approved for any type of record purposes.

Search NYC Marathon 2011 - click the map
http://www.usatf.org/events/courses/search/searchResults.asp?embed=&courseID=&distance=&distanceUnits=km&distanceComparison=&city=&state=NY&courseName=&courseStatus=A&courseType=R&drop=&dropComparison=&separation=&separationComparison=&certificationYear=&lastName=&queryType=advanced&format=view&submit=Search


The rule is 50% of the race distance, so New York City qualifies...just.
Pre FTW
RE: If That Wasn't The Greatest Marathon Ever Run, What Was 11/10/2011 7:10PM - in reply to GoPre123 Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

GoPre123 wrote:

I think if Pre had run yesterdays race, he might have run 2:05-2:06 at least. He was only getting started at Munich


Yes, he probably could have run 2:02 at Boston.
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