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The 2018 London Marathon Thread
« on: April 19, 2018, 02:36:09 pm »
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so, we created the 2018 Boston Marathon thread & it turned out to be a great success: one of the most incredible races/sporting events i've (and Joe) ever seen.

London 2018 won't have similar weather elements but, we're talking Mo Farah's (proper) marathon debut vs Kipchoge & Bekele. This is going to be EPIC.

https://www.virginmoneylondonmarathon.com/en-gb/

TV schedule on here:

https://www.virginmoneylondonmarathon.com/en-gb/event-info/spectator-info/

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Re: The 2018 London Marathon Thread
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2018, 02:36:48 pm »
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It'll be the warmest London on record? forget WR's ..

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/apr/19/london-marathon-organisers-issue-warnings-race-set-to-be-warmest-on-record-athletics

IMHO, Kipchoge is just going out there to spoil Mo's party and dominate. He'll go for a WR in Berlin 2018.

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Re: The 2018 London Marathon Thread
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2018, 03:14:46 pm »
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men's elite list:

https://www.virginmoneylondonmarathon.com/en-gb/event-info/spectator-info/2018-elite-para-factfiles/elite-mens-field-2018/

Fernando Cabada on there son!!! Nice!!!

hope he crushes it. I post lots of clips/photos from him in the other threads.

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Re: The 2018 London Marathon Thread
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2018, 10:07:11 pm »
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Very interesting interview with Chelanga before London.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Bg3QAP9EKI" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Bg3QAP9EKI</a>

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Re: The 2018 London Marathon Thread
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2018, 10:09:43 pm »
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^^

"When I ran my PB in Houston (half), I didn't go there and said i'm going to run this pace, I just competed. So i'm like, until you try it, you'll never know."

-- Chelanga

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Re: The 2018 London Marathon Thread
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2018, 05:21:46 pm »
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2017 London, just to get you amp'd up.

I wish these events had full men's/women's races on YT, so you could watch both without having the feed skip around between men/women/chair etc.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8KH3HK8pJ0" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8KH3HK8pJ0</a>

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Re: The 2018 London Marathon Thread
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2018, 06:22:48 pm »
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the 2016 announcing is just awful. dude keeps talking about how they've gone out too fast. that's all he keeps yapping about. meanwhile we know what happens by the end, almost a WR.

so atrocious, I feel like muting it.

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Re: The 2018 London Marathon Thread
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2018, 06:23:03 pm »
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Also 2016, Kipchoge's PB!

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=livETSfr3zE" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=livETSfr3zE</a>

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Re: The 2018 London Marathon Thread
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2018, 10:03:48 pm »
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The 2018 London Marathon is on NBC Sports tomorrow @ 5:00 AM ET!

http://www.letsrun.com/news/2018/04/television-streaming-info-start-times-2018-london-marathon/

I'll be waking up at 5:30 AM :D :D :D

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Re: The 2018 London Marathon Thread
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2018, 04:51:31 am »
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woke up earlier than I wanted.

Keitany/Dibaba basically on WR pace. Hope one of them gets it tbh. Need some fresh WR blood. :D

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Re: The 2018 London Marathon Thread
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2018, 05:22:41 am »
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Kipchoge looking so strong.

Keitany on WR pace.

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Re: The 2018 London Marathon Thread
« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2018, 05:26:03 am »
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Watching NBC SN. Announcer keeps saying "the pace is too fast", "oh man this is too fast", "they are all going to pay" etc etc. I'm starting to hate watching Marathon coverage.

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Re: The 2018 London Marathon Thread
« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2018, 05:34:26 am »
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wtf just happened with Mo? He looks PISSED.

he was yelling at one of the motorcyclists?

WTF?

that was very odd.. he went over to chew him out.

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Re: The 2018 London Marathon Thread
« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2018, 06:07:02 am »
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Dibaba out :<

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Re: The 2018 London Marathon Thread
« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2018, 06:08:23 am »
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Kipchoge is on fire right now. Looks so dialed in, so strong. He is flying.

One of the other runners went up to him and asked for the rest of his bottle, he gave it to him. Love this sport.

Kipchoge hit the half at exactly 61:00 .... INSANE-WR pace.