Why does it seem like a superhuman feat for an American man to break 2:10 in the marathon?
So many African runners do it every year. Over 150 Japanese men have done it. But in all of recorded history, less than 50 American (natural born or otherwise) men have broken 2:10. What is this magical barrier? Does no one know how to coach the marathon in the US? Are American marathoners the cleanest group of athletes in all sport?
Some sheep farmer from Wales just ran 2:09. Well done to him but why can these super elite, super funded like BTC produce better marathoners? What is 2:12?