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RE: Go figure: US women's top 10 average marathon times for 2018 trails North Korea

Cottonshirt wrote:


18 women have broken 2:48 this year, only 2 have broken 2:36


thank you for pointing that out.

I rather naively assumed the guy had done his homework, but it seems not.

cheers.
http://japanrunningnews.blogspot.com/2018/07/breaking-down-marathon-season.html
https://www.thepowerof10.info/rankings/rankinglist.aspx?event=Mar&agegroup=ALL&sex=W&year=2018


I think you read it wrong. The table showed the number of marathon wins by British women and the number of those wins that were sub 2:48 not total runs (winning or not) that were sub 2:48. Two British women won marathons and both were sub 2:48.

The average of the top 10 British women is shown as 2:37:31 so obviously there have been a lot of sub 2:48s.

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