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RE: If That Wasn't The Greatest Marathon Ever Run, What Was

agapius mackwamba wrote:and Jones ran them off his heels by 4 miles. Yeah, he barely missed the WR, but it was a statement of power that changed how people thought the marathon could be run

i'd be surprised anyone "intelligent" considered that run changing peoples' thoughts on how the M shoud be run

most back then considered the best way to run it is even pace, with even 1/2s

surprise, surprise, that's how most consider it shoud be run today - look at makau's wr splits

jones ?

he ran a dumb race with split of 61'43 : 2"'03'26 pace

simply put, he was likely in mid/high 2"06 shape that day & shouda run accordingly with a low/mid 63 split & he wouda got his mid/high 2"06

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