"In some events it certainly has merit but I would be pretty aggrieved if they scrapped my world record because I know it was not chemically enhanced and it was not done with blood doping.
"It was done through sheer hard work and what I term a technological advantage that New Zealand athletes had through the Arthur Lydiard system of training that we followed very carefully from the 1950s."...
"World records are the pinnacle. If you run 100m or 5000m faster than anyone else has ever run in the world, on that day you have climbed a mountain that no one else has ever climbed."
We'll answer that - no way.
The article says Paul Chelimo is a funnier version of Steve Prefontaine.
Americans Paul Chelimo (29:38) and Joe Grey (30:16) were 3rd and 9th respectively as European marathon record holder Sondre Moen was 7th in 30:00. Desi Linden was 8th in 20:44.
American Trevor Dunbar was 6th - 1 minute behind the winner.
He was thrown into the deep end as the race winner was Geoffrey Kamworor.
No country has yet produced a sub-4 woman.
"It's going to be hard because my career has been so great but if I could win a Champions League or something, it'll be close to anything I achieved in athletics."
Only Efraimson (9:00), Rainsberger (9:00) and Cain (9:02) have run faster while in HS.
Asked if he would change anything about his career he said, "No, honestly I wouldn’t. The things that happened in my career happened, and they made me who I am today. I’m thankful for what happened and what didn’t happen and I have no regrets on how it turned out. Obviously everyone wants more success, to run faster, to win medals. In the end, I’m happy to be who I am and to have accomplished what I did."
A lot more countries share a piece of the pie with the women compared to the men, but Ethiopia beat out Kenya with 77 (35%) of the sub-2:30 women in 2017 (Kenya had 72, Japan 16 and USA 12).
The race will serve as the Scottish 3000m national championships.
Bennett finished last in the final 4-years-ago and is hoping for a medal this time around.