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Men’s 5k, 10k Times Not Improving

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2 Responses to “Men’s 5k, 10k Times Not Improving”

  1. May 10th, 2014 at 6:30 am

    Lars Nybo says:

    Very nice article and analysis of the distance running records. However, still remarkable that while sub 13 min for 5 K and sub 27 min for the 10 K were rare (not possible) prior to the EPO-era it appears that such performances are (if not every day events) then acheived every year by several athletes in events that include a paid pacer. One may hope that this is due to improved training and technical development (shoes – tracks), but difficult to quantify if this may account for the general improvement in running performances compared to e.g. 1990.

  2. August 27th, 2014 at 4:08 am

    Thomas Raddatz says:

    I agree with them. But the times in marathon decressing massivly in this decade. Why this?
    Till 1998 no man runs faster than 2:06h.
    Till 2003 no man runs faster than 2:05h.
    Now the top 20 mens ever run faster than 2:05 and all did it since 2008.
    Are all the good kenians and ethopians run marathon.
    The fastest 50 marathoners ever are all kenians or ethopians, except 3 marrocans.

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