VLM 2013 record breakers?

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20/02/2013 at 18:12
Anyone reckon a world record will be broken at London 2013? One of the serious records, not the fastest-person-to-complete-marathon-dressed-as-a-medieval-knight kind. I was wondering how long it will be before Paula's WR is broken, do you think there's any chance of it happening at London this year?
20/02/2013 at 19:02

No chance of the Women's record going unless Dibaba has one of the biggest shocks of all time up her sleeve.

The better bet would be the mens with this being the best ever field assembled, but traditionally the course is a minute or so slower than the fastest courses so a WR would still be a surprise, that saying Kipsang, Makau and Geoffrey Mutai in the same race and all fresh this year could push someone to a record.

20/02/2013 at 20:20
Maybe if anyone can get their hands on a pair of Adidas Boost trainers they can go sub 2 hours.
20/02/2013 at 22:56

"the most people competing in an event DF3 couldnt get a place in" 

that one will be smashed.

21/02/2013 at 07:33
Good point about the mens race, it will be exciting to watch even if the record is safe.

Marc S - I thought the same thing! Nearer the time someone should make a list of all the pointless celebs with places that DF3 couldn't get
21/02/2013 at 08:56
pointless celebrities? I was watching that on Saturday
21/02/2013 at 11:39

Will Mo Farrah pacing the first half make much of a difference to the mens' times?

21/02/2013 at 11:56
It depends if he is actually officially pacing it.
21/02/2013 at 16:41

In theory I could train for a 600 metre race and shoot off the Champs start like a blue-arsed fly, and be the first person ever to lead the race whilst running past their own house (probably). 

Cheerful Dave    pirate
21/02/2013 at 17:00

Good luck with that phil.  A mate of mine tried it a few years ago, he was off like a rocket but the pacemakers just wouldn't let him past.  He didn't have the added incentive of running home though.  He looked good on the telly.

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