Phil me In wrote:
[quote]the real deal wrote:
Seeing as how we've only seen one minute slashed off of the world record from 9 years ago, I think it's safe to say we won't see an additional 3 minutes come off anytime soon.
I agree. The WR has been fairly stagnant for the last decade.
Unless some of the numbnutz think the advertising unsactioned side show taught them something.[/quote]
It taught them that the sideshow was more interesting than your run of the mill marathon.
No matter how you dress it up, Boston, New York, London, et al, are boring to the less than rabid, drooling running fanatics.
Someone will put up a boatload of money, and they will get all the top guys to go for it.
You need pacers?
Run a 4 lap circuit, and have some pacers just jog along so the leaders catch them from behind(they are still running the whole course).
Or, tell the lead car/motorcycle that they have in every race what the pace should be.
Under 2 in the next 3 years.