lost in Boston wrote:
Number of marks in the top ten men's marks of all time in the past five years:
1500 meters - zero
3000 meters - zero
5000 meters - one
10,000 meters - zero
Marathon - nine (with 25 of top 26 marks achieved in last 5 years)
That has got to tell us a few things.
Yeah, it tells us that the marathon is finally approaching parity with track events. I don't think 2:04 is intrinsically better than 12:45-12:50 5ks, which guys still run on the rare occasion that they run an evenly paced 5k.