Monday, April 4, 2011

00:04:12ish, for a 5k

FAST, end of story, if you are running a 4 min, 30 sec mile for a 5k that is nuts. Now some of us might be able to break a 5 min mile for a mile, I am sure that is less than 1% of the running population. Being able to do it race after race, getting faster after each race and year after year is nuts. Eliud Kipchoge, the 2010 Carlsbad 5000 champion, is returning for Sunday's race, not only seeking another victory but also a world record, which is 12:37.35. if calculations are correct or close that is a roughly a 4:12 ish mile. OUCH. Anyone that does any sport has to look at this achievement as nothing less than spectacular.