Tuesday, 2 October 2007

Haile Gebrselassie sets new marathon record

Ethiopian distance runner Haile Gebrselassie won the Berlin Marathon on Sunday (30 September 2007) in 2:04:26 to set a new World Record. He took 29-seconds off Paul Tergat's record on the same course in 2003. This is an incredible 2:57 min/km pace!

According to the http://www.iaaf.org/ athlete profile Haile is 1.65cm tall, weighs 56kg and was born on the 18 April 1973.

This means that he is the same height as me, is exactly 3-years and 2-months older than me and 6kg lighter than me.

Genetic and gender physical superiority aside, could I extrapolate these results to indicate that if I lose 6kg that I would have the potential to set a marathon World Record in 2010?

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