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Author: Ho Hum
Subject: RE: Robby Andrews going for 1k American record on Feb. 2nd

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Yesley wrote:

I understand. What's the point of going for the 'record' of an comparatively arbitrary distance? It's like, yeah, Robby Andrews now holds the 1000m American record, but if they so chose to, 10 other people could destroy that record the next day.

I mean, is that really even a record?

You're acting like the 1000 is a totally bizarre distance. It's not arbitrary (it's a kilometer!), and it's raced plenty indoors. If there were really 10 other people who could hold an American record, they'd go for it -- how many pro runners would pass up an opportunity to call themselves "American record holder ..."?


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To combat message board spam (by non runners). We are making people answer a brief question before they can post on a thread that is over 20 days old.
If you answer this question you should be able to post.

Which of the following is not an American runner?
Dathan Ritzenhein
Billy Mills 
Meb Keflezighi
Alan Webb
Jim Ryun
Frank Shorter
Maurice Greene
Haile Gebrselassie
Bill Rodgers