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rjm33
RE: Congratulations: Ed Whitlock Gets NY Times Feature

Turbogeezer wrote:

From the looks of that track at Cambridge, it was 5-8 seconds slower than a modern track.

[quote]Londoner wrote:

I think you will find that Ed did not set a world record in Cambridge. The track was not properly set-up. Not enough rail, not accurately measured. Ed ran the mile again a few days later in London, Ontario under proper conditions and set the world record there. A bit slower but then he probably had to run an actual mile.
http://canadianmasters.ca/cmawp/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/CMA-Outdoor-Track-and-Jumps-Records-2016-09-28.pdf
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Ed has already covered this stupid nonsense on our previous thread about all of his world records in 2016.

Here is what Ed already said on the other thread:
Update Ed Whitlock 2016 M85-89 World Records (again):

1) 1500m Indoor World Record – 6:38.87 (outdoor WR 6:37.75)
2) Mile World Record – 7:18.55
3) 3000m World Record –13:41.96 (equivalent to a sub-7:00 minute mile)
4) 5K World Record – 24:03.99
5) 10,000m Track World Record – 51:07.53
6) 10K Road World Record - 49:50
7) Half-Marathon World Record – 1:50:47
8) 25K World Record - 2:16:46 (split during Marathon WR, Ed says does not count)
9) 30K World Record - 2:45:46 (split during Marathon WR, Ed says does not count)
10) Marathon World Record - 3:56:33 (3:56:38 gun time)
11) 15K World Record- 1:15:10 (8:04 mile pace)
12) Ed's next race: 800m?, 1500m?, Mile? 8K?, 12K?, 10Mile?, 20K?

Take that Martin Rees.[/quote]

A couple of things.
;The 7:18 mile time almost certainly will not be ratified, it was on a dirt track and curbs may not meet specs. I ran a 7:22 and thought that everything was in order but it has not been ratified either.
The 10k record wiil also be negated because a modification to the certified course was made on the day.
If Martin Rees can stay healthy I think he will take down my road records between 5k and half marathon.
Ed

Read more: https://www.letsrun.com/forum/flat_read.php?thread=7777693&page=2#ixzz4V0jkH760

rjm33 said:
That was a great 15K race Ed.

Have you ever heard of Phil Maffetone?

(He has copied the Ed Whitlock Training Method™…and named it after himself. I am not very happy about it.)

I am also not happy about the non-ratification of your mile World Records.
Everything seemed fine at the time:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPO3FTB3w-g

It is not that big of a deal since your 1500m time is equivalent to a 7:13 mile and your 3000m time is equivalent to a sub 7:00 mile.

You can easily smash the mile World Record later this year…or in early 2017.
Then I will start the 2017 Ed Whitlock World Record list.
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