Short breaks between marathons is almost never a good idea. Bekele has gotten injured before trying this. Two marathons a year is the best sustainable total if you are interested in maximizing your ability, unlike, say, the unbreakable Yuki Kawauchi, who has run an incredible number of high quality marathons without giving himself a chance to break through to 2:07 or 2:06.
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