Or am i sub sub elite 🤔
Or am i sub sub elite 🤔
Are you in the binary category?
Female sub sub elite
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Better than 99% of people who run marathons
Any performance that is not elite is subelite.
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Grandmas marathon apparently thinks so since they filled their 200 ‘elite’ slots with times like this and now have are having to pass on 2:09 guys.
2:39 is sub elite if you're female.
You did not give an exact time so I will round.
2:39 or 159 minutes / 2:01 or 121 minutes = 1.314 or 31.4%
43 x 1.314 ~ 56.5 400m or 2:12.7 800m or 4:30.7 1500m
If I am forced to use round numbers (for men):
Sub-2:05 = Medal Contenders / Podiums at the Majors
Sub-2:10 = World Class
Sub-2:20 = National Class Runner (USA)
Sub-2:30 = Sub-Elite
Sub-2:40 = Very good amateur / Excellent Masters Runner
Sub-2:50 = Good amateur / Very good Masters Runner
Sub-3:00 = Solid runner but nothing to write home about
p.s. I can't run any of these times anymore, but I have had friends most of these categories and I think they would agree with my assessment.
I would bump sub-elite to sub-2:40 or sub-2:45, knowing that it's a big range & that 2:20s are different than low-2:40s. But once you get there, you're out of races to qualify for minus the Olympic Trials. A lot of sub-2:30 & sub-2:40 runners train the same. Seems like talent is a limiting factor when trying to make that jump.
Sub-2:10 = Medal Contenders
Sub-2:15 = World Class
Sub-2:30 = National Class
Sub-2:45 = Sub-Elite/Very Good amateur
Sub-3:00 to Sub-4:00 = Good Amateur/BQ athlete dependent on age
Would never say a sub-3 is nothing to write home about. It's a huge mark for a lot of people. You have to log some good miles to get there. The reality in the US is that sub-2:10 guys have a shot at a medal or good finish at a major. You can do it at Boston/NYC with those times. Sub-2:15 gets you invited. If you're running sub-2:30, you're winning your local marathon. Anyone under 2:45 is finishing in the top-10, maybe even top 3 or top 5, at their local marathon.
Okay it seems i am now confirmed as a sub elite marathon runner, there must be a lot of people who want to hear words of wisdom on how i did it. I will now take any questions from the letsrun community.
2:09 is sub-elite
2:15 is sub-elite
2:39 is sub-elite
Oprah's 4:xx is sub-elite
6:12 is sub-elite
You sound familiar. 🤔 Are you also a barefoot runner?
It's only subelite if you are a women.
If you're a man in your twenties it's a decent marathon time.
Almost a min per mile slower than the female world record is pretty far from elite. That said, I only have 1 friend that has run faster. It’s a really fast time for the general population, including local runners.
Yes that was me also. 😁
It has been a good couple of weeks, 10k and 42k PBs. I may retire 😌
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