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Half Marathon World Record for Gebrselassie
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 2:04 pm    Post subject: Half Marathon World Record for Gebrselassie Reply with quote

Geb recently broke the half marathon and 20k world records with style. There's a story about it at iaaf.org
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.iaaf.org/news/Kind=2/newsId=33157.html

Sub-59! Shocked

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2006 5:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crazy huh... What was very interesting is that it seemed through the interview he had rabbits basically to keep him conservative... He picked up the pace after they peeled off.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2006 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was one of the 54% of the voters on LetsRun that didn't think he would break the record. I should have known better.

On a side note my son is named: Gabriel Adam Gonzales. At the time of his birth Geb was the best distance runner in the world and Adam Goucher was the best American. And so my son was named after the two.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2006 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now you just need to move 20 miles from any school so that he has to run both ways every day and he'll run just as well Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2006 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I imagine 10 miles each way would be sufficient, at least until middle school... With a name like that, it'll be tough to restrain from pushing him into the sport.

54/46 is pretty close to neutral, which makes sense for Geb and a record attempt. He does it often enough that you don't really know if he'll hit the mark or not.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2006 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My wife thinks that my son's name is biblical. Lucky for me she doesn't post on running sites. He definatly has the frame for running but his stride is horrible. I have tried to get him to complete some drills but 3 year olds are not interested in A skips or Striders. He is just not dedicated Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2006 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Start him on lunges. That'll teach him to talk back...

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2006 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I was one of the 46 that said he would Wink

I ran that course last year and would have thought it would be a good attempt at a record... very fast course great race actually I would recommend it to anyone that runs marathons
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