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RE: 5 minute barrier: will it be broken?
i've run 6:03 on my second attempt (first one was 7:30 or so). with practice i could see myself doing
1st beer 13s
next three lap/beer in 70/17 = 87*3 = 4:21
last lap 65
total 5:39

it wouldn't be easy, but it would be possible

i'm a 4:30 miler, so presumably a 3:50 miler could run 40s faster and go 4:59

i say it's possible, but not until we start getting elite distance runners tackling the record and trying to one-up each other

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