Category Archives: world record

>New Millenium Records?

>Starting the record book over at the new millenium has been thrown around as a way to get unapproachable dirty marks off the books (and to recognize rules changes in the pole vault). Track & Field News has listed them … Continue reading

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>Progression of World Records

>Over at Let’s Run there’s a thread titled Progression of World Records seems to be screeching to a holt [sic]. There’s some pretty good discussion mixed in with the usual idiocy. As usual, the numbers on their face must be … Continue reading

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>SuperMilers on YouTube

>The classic film is now in five parts on YouTube (but for how long?). Enjoy it while you can.

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>Weekend Recap

>Joe Battaglia at NBC Olympics picks his top ten performances of the weekend. There was a lot going on. In the US, there was the Tyson Invitational, where Adam Nelson set the real indoor World Record in the pro section … Continue reading

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>Weekend News

>Normally I pawn this job off on others and merely link to their articles. However, this weekend’s indoor action requires a bit more. #1: Susanna Kallur broke the 60m hurdles World Record. This was at the Karlsruhe indoor permit meet, … Continue reading

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>Dubai Marathon update

>Geb missed the record. He went out just a little too fast and paid for it at the end. He still ran the second-fastest of all time (2:04:53).Let’s Run live thread — T&FN discussion

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>Dubai Marathon preview

>Normally only the Marathon Majors deserve a preview post, but this one is different. Haile Gebrselassie is quite publicly targeting his own World Record of 2:04:26 (4:45 per mile). He thinks it’s possible if things go just right–weather, pacing, and … Continue reading

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>Berlin Marathon

>I woke up in the middle of the night with an upset stomach–I think I got dehydrated at the cross-country meet yesterday. Anyway, I looked over at the clock and saw that it was around 3:30 AM, and thought, “If … Continue reading

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