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RE: Please Name Some 800m to 10000m Olympic Gold Medallists / World Record Holders Who Never Did 2hr / 20 Mile Runs.

first marathon winner wrote:

Well, Pheidippides only ran once over 2 hours, and it killed him.


I know this is a joke, I actually thought it was funny.

But seriously, it's wrong. Phiddy ran something like 140k the day before his lethal marathon.

Anyway, back on topic, a friend of mine who ran with Bernard Lagat at WSU said that he never trained more than 35mpw even for xc. I doubt that there were any 20 milers in there.
I have no idea what his training has been like since leaving WSU 8 or so years ago.

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