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Eliud Kipchonge

Discussion in 'off topic' started by gassor, Oct 12, 2019 at 9:41 AM.

  1. gassor

    gassor There may be more posts after this.

    Just watched Kipchoge break the 2-hour barrier for a marathon and got very tearful. When so much in the world looks bad this man is a reminder of how great people can be.
     
  2. windhoek

    windhoek The Phoolosopher

    I turned on the TV when Kipchoge had 1km to go... holy shit, he blew 1.59.59 out of the water - 1.59.59 or quicker in race conditions will become a reality within five years I reckon. I've stopped running entirely and although I've no ambition to swap cycling for running (I want to make sure my knees make it to old age), I'm totally inspired by what he did all the same. Good luck guys with your runs or whatever it is you're doing this weekend - may your mind overcome matter no matter what!
     
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  3. Gaycha

    Gaycha pfm Member

    Astonishing feat. Amazing athletes. Any is possible.

    A worthy metaphor for ‘can do’ in a tiresome sea of UK negativity, where ‘can’t do, won’t work, must fail’ all too often prevails.
     
  4. palacefan

    palacefan pfm Member

    An amazing feat but ever since Roger Bannister did the four minute mile and was paced I am a bit uneasy about using pace makers......miserable old sod that I am.
     
  5. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr pfm Member

    Ironic, isn’t it, that your post which started out positive, quickly descended into a ‘tiresome sea of negativity’ ;)
     
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  6. Gaycha

    Gaycha pfm Member

    Try reading it again in its totality and with a positive stance.
     
  7. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    ah yes trait of most PFM members.
     
  8. blossomchris

    blossomchris I feel better than James Brown

    What running marathons

    Bloss
     
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  9. palacefan

    palacefan pfm Member

    Not forgetting the out of work teachers whose role on pfm is to mark the work of other's.:mad:
     
  10. glancaster

    glancaster In the silicon vale

    It was inspirational to see all those great athletes, from so many parts of the world, all working together with ego to one side, not in competition today, with but one aim, to shatter this barrier.
     
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  11. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    Are you a greengrocer?
     
  12. palacefan

    palacefan pfm Member

    White
     
  13. skelton

    skelton pfm Member

    not to mention the cars providing the slipstream as well
     
  14. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr pfm Member

    That should be 'others'. Apostrophe apocalypse. See me after class.
     
  15. palacefan

    palacefan pfm Member

    OK Susan
     
  16. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    racist
     
  17. gassor

    gassor There may be more posts after this.

    I've never had any heart problems but still wouldn't be able to keep up. :)
     
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  18. Jonn

    Jonn Tons of Trouble

    It was the ZoomX AlphaFly that done it oh and the $15m it cost to set it all up.

    How times have changed since Roger Bannister sharpened his spikes and took half a day off from his Hospital job to run the first sub 4 minute mile.

    p.s. not to take anything away from Eliud Kipchoge’s world class marathon runner status.
     
  19. lagavullin10y

    lagavullin10y pfm Member

    Indeed. Next version they will run only downhill in the Alps. It was a complete fake thing to me.
     
  20. JTC

    JTC PFM Villager...

    It puts the pressure on me next Sunday, for sure... :D

    Seriously, though, I’ve been following Kipchoge since Breaking 2, and he is the epitome of great sportsmanship and a true beacon of human achievement. I am truly in awe of him, he is a one-off...
     
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