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2017 Berlin Marathon - Awesome race!
« on: September 24, 2017, 10:12:55 am »
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so glad I didn't see the results before hand.. really awesome race. the "marathon noob" was unbelievable.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkHd0_ZFkGs" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkHd0_ZFkGs</a>

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Re: 2017 Berlin Marathon - Awesome race!
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2017, 10:16:10 am »
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Watched this live this morning, was amazing. Adola was super impressive, yeah, though Bekele's drop off was disappointing. I wonder what happened to Kipsang at 30km?

A pity that it rained, could have been even better.
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Re: 2017 Berlin Marathon - Awesome race!
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2017, 10:25:18 am »
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awesome that you saw it live!!

man Kipchoge looks the same at pretty much every point in the race, to me that's what is so incredible about him. This dude just runs so consistently the same at such a crazy pace, it's incredible. He's so zoned in. I love how he smiles throughout..

I also loved how Adola was waving to people and looking around. He was having alot of fun.

Watched this live this morning, was amazing. Adola was super impressive, yeah, though Bekele's drop off was disappointing. I wonder what happened to Kipsang at 30km?

ya man it's really unfortunate that Bekele & Kipsang dropped out.. I wonder if that WR marathon pace + the weather was just too much. They were on WR pace basically, when those guys dropped out .. then it slowed up later once the pacers dropped out.

As for Kipsang, that was an odd departure.. Absolutely no signs of anything wrong. I wonder if he just mentally caved or something? We'll find out eventually. Bekele looked like he was truly laboring, so he was definitely wrecked.

Adola was incredible.. This dude wasn't even running on the line, so technically he could have literally run like 50m more than Kipchoge .. because when he had the lead, for say ~10 minutes, he mostly wasn't on the line - he was WAY off the line. So he may have actually hurt himself big time by not running on the line. Kipchoge looked like he was telling Adola, "look here's the line!!" earlier at like ~30km or so.

Can't believe a guy running his first ever marathon, gave one of the best ever marathoners - who was expected to break the WR, a real race until the end. That was very exciting.

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A pity that it rained, could have been even better.

wonder what the science is behind that wet surface affecting long distance running performance .. i imagine the effect on thermoregulation is positive, nice cooling effect .. but it looked to mostly be humid air, no actual rain, and an already rained on/puddle ridden surface. So I bet it shaved some time off.

I know with my shoes at least, that i'm much more careful on roads/sidewalks if it's wet... I slip more on sidewalks, roads feel mostly decent when wet, HOWEVER, you get those spots that have coolant/oil dropped from cars, that when wet, become crazy slippery .. so out of nowhere, slip stride. Affects my pace ALOT, have to hold back.

peace!