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It would be nice to see Bernard Lagat race sub-4 one mile; smart money says he cannot.
I am certain that a 45 year old man training for a 2:12:xx Marathon is easier on the body than a 45 year old man training for a sub-4 one mile.
Only one 45 y.o. man has ever run 2:12:xx and none ever ran 2:12:10 or less.
We all know how fast Lagat raced. I was commenting on Lagat racing a sub-4 mile. I am sure there are guys with Marathon personal bests of 2:12:xx with one mile personal bests in (4:12.5 to 4:15) range. It seems as if you want to debate if Lagat really raced 2:12:10.