30 Sep '12, 6am

Berlin Marathon is about to begin. Here's are Makau's WR splits from last year's race: I'll get

Berlin Marathon is about to begin. Here's are Makau's WR splits from last year's race: I'll get

In fact, in the last seven records, the margin of record-breaking has been 23 seconds, 4 seconds, 43 seconds, 29 seconds, 27 seconds and now 21 seconds. The point is - world records don't get "smashed" anymore. And 21 seconds over 42 km, you can work out pretty easily is 0.5 seconds per kilometer and thus only 2.5 seconds over each 5km interval. I think it's safe to say that any runner who goes out and runs 2 sec/km faster than a world record is heading for a major meltdown!

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