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Monday, October 01, 2007

All Hail Haile!




Are there any more doubts that this man is the greatest distance runner ever? 23 world records and now perhaps the sweetest one - 2:04.26. After knocking off 150-mile weeks, Haile shaved off 29 seconds off the previous best set on the same fast Berlin course by his long-time rival and friend Paul Tergat, to whom he apologised. Read about it here and here. I count myself fortunate to have lived in the same era of these 2 fantastic athletes. I'm lost for words and for fear of rambling and spoiling the occassion, I shall stop here (insert kow-tow action here).

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4 Comments:

  • Spectacular and by the way carboman how did you get the garmin forerunner as i am also interested to buy it

    By Anonymous wan, at 10:40 AM  

  • Whoa!!! Fanmindbogglinglytastic!!!! How much faster can this guy go? You're right, a moment of kow-towing action is called for now.

    By Anonymous Lawrence, at 11:18 AM  

  • i just wonder how far can a human push the clock in a marathon...next target maybe a 2.03.58

    By Blogger C-CUBE, at 2:21 PM  

  • Wan
    Bought the 205 in the US. Nearer home, that'll be in Cheras. Just go to the Garmin website and find the Malaysian reseller - somewhere in Cheras. You can also get it in Singapore. Info also in the website. US is the cheapest followed by SG and MY is more expensive by RM300.

    Lawrence, CCube
    I think he's thinking of breaking 2:04. His 29 secs improvement over the PR is like a 5min improvement over 10K! Out of this world! Go to http://www.berlin-marathon.com/ and watch the video and see how relaxed he is as he crossed the line!

    By Blogger Carboman, at 8:52 PM  

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