The greatest thing about Eliud Kipchoge's World Record today is that his 2:01:39 marathon translates to a 12:41 5000M performance.
His 5000M PB?
12:46.53 ran in Rome on 2nd July 2004, which ranked as no. 4 all-time up until recently, when Barega and Gebrhiwet's stellar runs bumped him to no. 6 all-time.
Think about that for a moment. Over a span of 14 years, he not only managed to translate his track PB to the marathon, but he also managed to produce a much better performance over a distance 8x longer. Perhaps proof that it's possible to get better as you go into your 30s?
naah, 201 is up there with bolt records, the effort translates 200.50 or something.
it's nothing qt all like the recent 5k 1240x in terms of quality.
in the 100m you only have to get it perfect for 10 seconds, not 2 hours....
even the 5 k is 12 x minutes.
no the 201 is in the highest of stratosphere's..