30 Sep '12, 11am

Geoffrey Mutai runs 2:04:15 in Berlin. Analysis & split times here: WR was on at 35km, then

Firstly, the AVERAGE pace needed to run the world record is 2:55.8. That translates to a 14:39/5km. Notice how Mutai did not hit that pace until the second half of the race . In fact, he was actually quite a lot slower than the overall average, with his splits for the first 10km projecting a time outside 2:05. So the first half was conservative - 62:12. The second was sensationally aggressive, and fast, until the end. His second half ended up being 62:05, so on paper, an even race, but of course it's skewed by the very fast surge and the very slow finish Speaking of the finish, at 35km, the world record was definitely on. Makau's comparable time may have been 14 seconds faster, but Makau finished fairly slowly last year too - 14:59 for the last 5km. Had Mutai maintained even a 14:40 pace from 35km onwards, the record was his. However, he slowed significantly. The final 2.2...

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