While I totally agree that E Mutai would've done everything he could as far as training for the NYC marathon, is there any reason he would've pulled any punches for London? E Mutai would've trained to his max capabilities for both races, the fact that the NYC field was better and that more was on the line doesn't mean his body suddenly had an increased capacity to train and improve.
1) he's facing a guy who went 2"03'02
wind or no wind that day, that told manny he was facing an absolute beast & high-2"04 ( a slower than kwambai/kibet time wasn't going to cut it )
2) geoffey dominated the kenyan x-country this year & on that basis was probably acknowledged as their best over-distance to 10k runner
3) the winner out of the 2 mutais goes to london
Women& men no crosssex dancing rule is OK forIAAF no idea where USATF stands( nor do I care).
J.R. wrote:STEEPLE SUX wrote:I think the NYM doesn't finish in the same place that it starts. Which raises the questions, what is the elevation difference between the start and the finish, how far apart are they, and what was the wind speed today.
Please mention the dollar amount that this race spent in advertising this week. Your statement was ignorant and almost seems like you may be getting paid to say it.
Even if the NYM does finish at the same place that it starts, it is still nowhere near one of the greatest of all time. It's not even anywhere close to being one of the fastest times of the year. Maybe it's about the 50th greatest of all time. However I do feel it is Geoffrey Mutai's greatest marathon of all time.
Must HAVE. Fvck me
the guys on the London video feed must of stated NY is the greatest marathon 10 ten times or more...even stating who ever wins NY is basically the king!...they must be on the advertising pay roll to!
clarification please wrote:
Is Berlin really 67.4" faster than Frankfurt? Probably not. It's just that Berlin has more appearance fees and prize and incentive money so the faster runners tend to go to Berlin.
Well, I thought this was a real heartbreaker, for her to lead for so long then lose it in last 1 1/2 miles. I was hoping she would rally and keep her lead....but to go out so hard and start to fade it's almost impossible to finfd that last gear.
Mr Perspective wrote:
the greatest marathon ever run is still Radcliffes WR. Mary Keitany today realised just how great it is.
Really seriously? Can others confirm? Thats the first I heard of this tailwind.
michael arnstein wrote:
uh, to be fair, this guy Mutai has the best luck ever when it comes to TAIL wind. Boston 2011 and NYC 2011 had serious tail winds. Of course he beat everyone, but the times at NYC today were heavily influenced by a solid 10mph tail wind for about 19 miles of the course
Dixon--Smith--NYC Even Better
geoff tate wrote: