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Author: rupp-certified saladbar
Subject: RE: Robby Andrews going for 1k American record on Feb. 2nd


Yesley wrote:
What's the point of going for the 'record' of an comparatively arbitrary distance?

You mean the most commonly used measure of distance on the planet?

The kilometer is not arbitrary. It is the mile that is a ridiculous anacronism.

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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