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RE: Robert Young fakes run across America

Natty Dread wrote:

[quote]PrairieRunner wrote:

[quote]Rob Dylan wrote:

It would be an interesting poll to see what most non-runners would think about this:

Which is the more impressive running feat to you:

A) Run 100 miles in 24 hours.

B) Run 1 mile in 3:50:00.

The times could vary bu you get the picture. My gut says "A" will be the overwhelming top pick.

A lot of non-elite ultrarunners can run 100 miles in 24 hours - I'm thinking flat loop course. Breaking 4:00 in the mile takes much more than training, i.e., genetics.

I pick 'B', by far.[/quote]

Those are two completely different bars - one is world class and the other can be achieved by many "descent" runners with training.

A more relative comparison would be:

A) Run 100-miles in (less than or equal to) 12hrs

B) Run a mile in (less than or equal to) 3:50

Now you are comparing two world-class performances.

{Note: previous posting of this was eaten by the antiquated parsing monster}.[/quote]

They are supposed to be different bars, there is obviously a correct answer and every one on this board will say 'B'.

The general non-running public might find 'A' more impressive. That is why the OP said it would be an interesting survey, to see if the non-running public is as ignorant as we think they are.

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