Yesterday, we got a press release from the Vienna Marathon that talks about how Günther Weidlinger - the guy famous for his steeple fall at world's 2007 - will be making his marathon debut there on April 19th.
We put the release up in our news section: https://www.letsrun.com/2009/viennamarathon0113.php
Earlier tonight, I was reading the article to see if it deserved mention on the homepage. I was stunned to learn how good Weidlinger is. Weidlinger has the Austrian records at everything from 1,500 to the half marathon INCLUDING THE STEEPLE.
His PRs reveal unreal range: 1,500 m (3:34.69 minutes), 3,000 m (Indoors: 7:44.19), 3,000 m steeple chase (8:10.83), 5,000 m (13:13.44), 10,000 m (27:36.46), 10 k road (28:10) and half marathon (61:42).
The Austrian record in the marathon is only 2:12:22 so he'll likely get that.
Can anyone else think of someone who has ever national record from 1,500 to the marathon including the steeple?
PS. IF you want to cringe, the steeple fall video is here: