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Natty Dread
RE: Robert Young fakes run across America

ultras are slow and fat wrote:

Wow, it's not only RY who's deluded. It seems like most of the ultra community is as whacked up as him. If there were money in ultras, the Africans would have mopped the trails with Kouros's ass.

A bit of a non-sequiter. Whether a world-class performance is turned in by a Greek, an African, or an American, it is still a world-class performance.

1-mile: 0:03:43.13 - Hicham El Guerrouj (Morocco)
Marathon: 2:02:57 - Dennis Kimetto (Kenya)
100km (trk): 6:10:20 - Don Ritchie (Great Britain)
100km (rd): 6:13:33 - Takahiro Sunada (Japan)
100 miles (trk): 11:28:03 - Oleg Kharitonov (Russia)
100 miles (rd): 11:46:37 - Yiannis Kouros (Greece)

All World's best performances (only for men - there are an equal number of impressive performances for women).

Yes, big prize money would draw a bigger pool of world class {professional} runners into the longer distances and draw some of the records down - just as it did for the marathon.

However, until you, or anyone else, is prepared to run 100-miles in less than 11:46 ... Mr. Kourus' best shall stand.

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