16 Oct '13, 2am

The recipe of a marathon world record:

The recipe of a marathon world record:

Wilson Kipsang’s 2:03:23 WR: Thoughts and analysis Wilson Kipsang yesterday became the 32nd man since WWII to hold the marathon world record. He broke countryman Patrick Makau’s World Record by 15 seconds, setting a new mark of 2:03:23. A spectacular performance, in which he managed his effort perfectly, showing patience and the right level of aggression at the right time to finish superbly. Today I share some thoughts, based on the chat on Twitter yesterday, concerning the race, the pacing, and the prospects for that sub-2 hour marathon that people seem very eager to talk about. I’ll tackle the analysis in two parts, one analyzing the race, and later, something on the 2-hour barrier. The race was managed very well by Kipsang Below is a graph showing the 5km split times and paces for the race, and includes a projection for 5km based on the final 2.2km, where Kipsang really...

Full article: http://www.sportsscientists.com/2013/10/analysis-of-wilso...

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