30 Sep '13, 6pm

In the wake of Sunday's marathon WR, will we see a sub-2:00 marathon soon?

In the wake of Sunday's marathon WR, will we see a sub-2:00 marathon soon?

Kipsang is also 31, in his fourth year of marathon running, and set this WR in his seventh race, which, Tucker says, is a long time to reach a peak. Typically, the fastest marathon of an athlete’s career happens between 2 and 4, though there are exceptions (Haile Gebrselassie took a while to perfect the race, and then improved steadily into his late 30s). Kipsang then, may follow a similar approach, and improve again, but the “safer bet,” as it always is, is that he won’t.

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