The Amazing Geb

Haile Gebrselassie of Ethiopia just broke his own world marathon best at Berlin this morning by being the first human being ever to traverse the 26.2 mile race distance in under 2 hours 4 minutes. Geb clocked 2:03:59 chopping nearly half of a minute off of his old record. This works out to 4:43.7 per mile pace or about 70.5 seconds per 400 meters (a single lap of a standard track).

The aerobic capacity of this man never ceases to amaze me and there is little more I can say. Story here.

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Plus, by all accounts, he's the nicest guy in the world.

By Jim Kornell (not verified) on 28 Sep 2008 #permalink

20.42 km/hr; 12.688 mph