I've turned this into the official thread. You can watch the race live right here:
I hate to break it to you, but Santa Claus isn't real. I figured this out on my own without needing anyone to tell me, or having to travel to the North Pole to actually see for myself.
CVS Pharmacy Gal wrote:
Doped to the gills? Where are you getting that from? Doesn't it bother you to make slanderous statements with zero proof?DPL wrote:
As I recall reading, they'll have a pace car, and if they'll be able to draft the car, I do wonder how much of an advantage that will give. That advantage, along with being doped to the gills + cheater shoes + time trial effort + readily available nutrition = it'll be really close.
Bekele is not in the race, therefore, there is no reason to expect great things.
But if you don't keep pushing the envelope how can you expect great things to happen?
I'm sort of with you. I think he's that rare athlete who is capable of doing something that was thought to be impossible. Roger Bannister was one. He is another. I think he's got the mental strength to take on this challenge and maximize.
The agree-er wrote:getting old wrote:This. I don't even question that they'll get the WR, but am thankful it won't count.
He'll break the world record, but not sub 2,
Just think - you're taking the best marathoner in the world who has run very close to the WR, putting him on an easy course with few real turns, taking wind out of the equation, ensuring they don't push too hard early...I don't believe the shoes make a difference, but either way. This is going to be an incredible run, just not sub - 2
541 losers who have nothing but better to do for 90 minutes ðŸ¤—ðŸ¤—ðŸ¤—
It just jumped to 541, but still...