CO Fattie wrote:
Olympic trials 3,000m steeplechase.
World 100k champion.
No runner mentioned is even close to a range of 97,000 meters!!!"
8:30 steeple is hardly noteworthy.
100k is walking pace, not even worthy of this conversation.
He was world champion with that walking pace (6:14 min/mi or 3:53 min/km). You couldn't even run 100k a minute a mile slower than that. I challenge you to run a 100k at 7:14 min/mi (4:30 min/km) and post a link to the results here. That's 7.5h for 100k. You won't do it because you can't even walk a minute per mile slower than Max King.
100k is not a running sport but slogfest. Claiming King "best range ever" is faulty not because he's "great" at slow, long contrived events but instead because he's slow at actual fast events.
i.email. 31:xx 10k or 8:30 steeple.
"World Champion" at 100 know means nothing if there is no competition. ----About a 1000 Kenyans could beat him. AND each of them could "walk" a 31.xx 10k!