Steve Holman ran 2:38 in New York in 2007, he had retired from competitive running in 2000. Just a comparison,
Not a chance. Mark my words....99% sure he won't break 3 hours. He seems to run a lot of 5 milers at high 6 pace and his mileage is still really low. He also used to race 800s so his muscle build does not suit him well for marathon. As fast and talented as he is, he has never done any long races and thus has not developed the mental strength specific for endurance events.
Most people bomb their first marathon and don't come close to their potential. The fact that he was never an endurance athlete makes that possibility all the more likely.
And to the guy who registered "Cicirunner," you're a dick!
mellow seeds wrote:
My guess is this is something he agreed to with Brooks since his contract goes until the end of the year and they are not getting much else out of him.
Makes sense to me. If an athlete announces their retirement, would any shoe sponsor keep sending the monthly checks? This is a scam that Brooks is probably okaw with.
I think he'll run 2;45 of better (if he even starts), if he's behind that pace he'll DNF. My 2 cents.
the first marathon for runners is a sh*t show. Even for Lance Armstrong's first marathon with professional pacers, he only hit 2:59. I predict low 3:06 for Symmonds although that's a huge shot in the dark.
Umm... ever hear of Galen Rupp
2:54:07, but he'll score with some fine ladies while in HI.
He will run 2:3xx if he trains.
He's a professional runner. He's not a hobby jogger.
People saying he will run over 3 are retarded. Absolute hacks can run sub 3.