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RE: Was Galen Rupp's close today in Chicago the 2nd fastest in marathon history?

calculo wrote:

someone can look up the exact last 7.195km ( his 35km split ) in Geoffrey's 2"05'05 in new york '11, but article here says he covered 30 - 40k in 28'57 !!! & those have hills !!!

http://www.letsrun.com/2011/newyork-menrecap-1106.php

i know he didn't cover last 2.195km as quick as 30 - 40km, but it wasn't far off & like i said someone can look it up

anyhows, 28'57 for 10k proportioned to 7.195km is

~ 20'49


considering 10k is lot longer than 7.195km & this finish contained some tough hills, it's pretty easy to conclude Geoffrey's was greatest finishing drive in a Major M


What about Biwott in 2015 at NYC? Ran a faster 10k to the finish than Mutai.

http://www.letsrun.com/news/2015/11/stanley-biwott-blasts-2835-final-10k-to-capture-2015-tcs-nyc-marathon-title/

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