Tadesse > Geb's WR 2:03:59?


#1

His 58:22 converts to a 2:03:00 flat. I think he has the strength to do it, what do you guys think?


#2

I think he’ll break it, not sure by how much though


#3

I’m calling a 2:03:46


#4

I don’t see him getting it. Does he have the ability to get it? I’d say yes, or at least very close. I just don’t see all of the pieces that need to go into running that time falling into place. Weather, pacers, feeling 100% etc are all very challenging things to line up. That said, I wish him the best of luck, I’d be really excited for him if he takes it, and he’s got the balls to go for it so we’ll see


#5

great half shape and great marathon shape are two totally different animals. i think if he were in marathon WR shape, he wouldn’t have run 58:22.

i predict he’ll be on pace for sub-2:04 but fade over the last 10k and run in the mid-2:04 range.


#6

I calculate him out at:

2:03:34 + 30s for inexperience = 2:04:04 (4:44 average)

I think it would be healthy for the sport to have the record go down and Tadesse’s a good guy so I hope he gets it (sorry Geb, you’re still the GOAT!) :smiley: