Helmut Winter, the German "Professor of the marathon", has written an interesting piece where he analyzes how much faster marathon times have gotten in recent years - many would assume because of the Vaporfly. It's in german but using google translate you can read most of it. Basically he points out, that in recent years, he says normally about 50 men would break 2:08 each year and 50 women would break 2:25. This year those numbers jumped to 99 and 108. His basic conclusion is that men's elite times have improved by about 1:45 or 1.5% and women's 3:00 or 2%. Here is Winters article:http://run.hwinter.de/?p=19100 PS. His analysis is very much in line with what I wrote about in December.