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Men’s 5k, 10k Times Not Improving

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  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.

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