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RE: Shalane is slow!!!
Do you really believe this junk? Even to the men the first 20 miles of the women's race was not a 'jog'. It was less than elite marathon pace, but the first part of the race, where there was a lot of time lost, was, for instance a first mile uphill into a wind that was quite strong because of the exposure on the bridge, and then the downhill was pretty slow because of the wind and who is going to want to break the wind for the rest -- that is why they stayed in a group.

I would think a Half would be much more indicative than a 10,000 for two reasons. First, it was not a jog, and second, you still run out of fuel at the end.

I would think that posters on LetsRun would KNOW a lot more about distance running than has been shown on these threads; some really ignorant postings.

Kara is the better marathoner wrote:

From the lets run homepage:
The women's race was perhaps the craziest one ever in New York, as it was a 20-mile jog and a 10k race. LA Marathon champ Edna Kiplagat, American star Shalane Flanagan and half marathon ace Mary Keitany battled over the final miles, with Kiplagat winning and Flanagan battling back for second in her debut. The top 10 were separated by an amazingly small 1:35.

Facts to note:
"20-mile job and a 10k race"-Shalane is the 10K Olympic bronze medalist so she would be expected to win in a situation like not impressive that she didn't win after jogging and warming up for her signature event.

"The top 10 were seperated by an amazingly small 1:35"...again shows that Shalane was only maginally better only because of her 10K track why give her props as a marathoner when she jogged, ran a 10K and still couldn't win?

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