Quote Of The Day
“It’s a fact that the world of marathon changed completely during the last 6 years : different training, different stimuli and, essentially, different mentality. Young athletes approaching marathon today know only THIS type of marathon, this training (harder than in the past) and this interpretation (more aggressive than in the past). They don’t put any limit in their mind, well knowing that, if you want to win, you need to be THERE, with the leading group, without fearing to finish the fuel after 30 km only (also if frequently this is what happens), because today NEVER we see some athlete finishing in top 5 in any marathon coming from behind, like many years ago could happen (think at the victories of Orlando Pizzolato in NY, or Gelindo Bordin in Boston, when after HM they were not in top 20…).”
“Today, everybody runs fast in training for being ready to run fast in competition. Sometimes they are able of unbelievable performances, sometimes they go to burn themselves in training, however this aggressive interpretation is the only way for reaching the top.”
– Renato Canova talking about the progression of the men’s marathon world record and how men’s marathoning is at a completely different level than it was 6 years ago when Haile Gebrselassie was the first man to break 2:04 (and there were only 3 men sub-2:05). Canova thinks it won’t be long before we can see sub-2:02:30, naming Dennis Kimetto himself, Wilson Kipsang and Kenenisa Bekele as guys who could potentially lower Kimetto’s 2:02:57. What do you think? Discuss on our message board: Renato Canova QOD – He’s right but wrong (Kebede and Korir came from behind, Wanjiru, not Geb attacked in ’08)
- Nick Symmonds book excerpt, you're gonna want to read this!
- Alan Webb First ITU triathlon results.
- Moses Mosop and agent/Canova part ways-He's shown a "disappointing lack of commitment to his training and professional conduct"
- Go to your local high school track and run a lap in 69.9 seconds.
- NOW do you not think a sub-2:00:00 marathon will happen?
- Where would your final run be?