Monday, September 29, 2008

Haile did it again!


Sunday at Berlin was another Marathon World Record for Haile Gebrselassie at a time of 2:03:59 breaking his previous World record of 2:04:26. To those of you who might be curious how fast that is... well, its 2:53/km. I find it hard to sprint that fast!

Haile mentioned though he could still do a 2:03:30. He said there are too many good runners and that he still needs to run faster. According to Haile, its possible anyone can break 2:03:59 at any day.

5 comments:

The foreign runner said...

I am obviously not part of that "anyone"... It is crazy to think a sub 3min for the entire race???

sfrunner said...

Taki, did he ever! Haile thinks that he can do 2:03:30. If he has a marathon left in him like last Sunday, he'll do it!

Tech Spec said...

Philip - Its nice to dream to be as fast as this guy.

Wayne - I'm sure he still got some ammo. I'm hoping that someday in my life time someone can break the 2 hour barrier. Just maybe, Haile can.

sfrunner said...

Hey Taki. Haile's performance woke up Paul Tergat of Kenya. He'll be running the NYC Marathon on November 2nd

Tech Spec said...

Hi Wayne, I'd like to see Paul try and beat Haile's World Record. This is exciting. :)