This has been a great week for running-related records
Brigid Kosgei got a world marathon record in Chicago, finishing in 2:14:04 and knocking over one minute from the previous record which was the longest-lasting marathon record in the modern era (P Radcliffe)
- Eliud Kipchoge was the first human to run a marathon time trial in under 2 hours at 1:59:40. I watched the last 30 minutes of that live on Youtube and was amazed at how effortless he made it look…especially the last km sprint. Some of us could run a km in under 3 minutes or maybe at that pace for a minuteor so…he can run faster than that speed for 2 hours.
- Anne Haug clocked an impressive 8:40:10 (2nd fastest-ever winning time) to win Kona from 2019 Challenge Roth champion Lucy Charles-Barclay (edit)
- Jan Frodeno produced a record time of 7:51:13, also at Kona beating some relatively close finishers two minutes behind.
- With the winding up of the Nike Oregon Project, we wonder how many previous records might possibly, eventually be removed from the record books