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    I meant to post something like this after Rupp won the Chicago marathon, but there's not better time than now after Flanagan's NY marathon victory. I'm not sure if American distance running has ever been as good now as in any recent past. It's fun to watch and follow. Just a couple examples:

    Shalene Flanagan wins the NY marathon against a fairly stacked women's field. First American woman to win in over four decades. There's a video clip out there that I'll try to find where she yells out "F*** Yeah" as she nears the finish line. She deserves to say whatever she wants after her performance.


    Galen Rupp wins the Chicago marathon against a not so stacked but still impressive field. First American in 15 years to win this event.


    I've posted about this one before, but Emma Coburn wins the world championship steeplechase and Courtney Frerichs comes in second place. This race is one that I've watched several times and worth the 9 minutes as it's incredible.


    Other notable performances include Matthew Centrowitz wins the 1500 at the 2016 Olympics (although some people call this race mid-distance), Rupp wins silver in tihe 10,000 meters at the 2012 Olympics, Ryan Hill, Jenny Simpson, etc.

    It's fun to watch and I hope we continue to improve especially at a time when American sprinters are getting beat time and again.
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    Here's the Flanagan yell. So Awesome!!

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    we watched that live. she gave the second place runner a beat down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by old_gregg View Post
    we watched that live. she gave the second place runner a beat down.
    I watched it in person! (for about 30 seconds when she passed our corner).

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    This is one I’m very excited to see

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    Well that was some horrible weather. I just watched in the driving rain for 15 minutes and it was no fun at all.

    A bunch of nobodies won — a Japanese guy that runs a marathon every month and some girl from Ogden running her second marathon came in second.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CardiacCoug View Post
    Well that was some horrible weather. I just watched in the driving rain for 15 minutes and it was no fun at all.

    A bunch of nobodies won — a Japanese guy that runs a marathon every month and some girl from Ogden running her second marathon came in second.
    Won what?

    Edit: never mind.

    An American woman won. That's not nothing! And she beat some pretty good competition:

    Among the women that Linden beat so handily were defending champ Edna Kiplagat, and Americans Shalane Flanagan and Molly Huddle. Flanagan won the New York City Marathon in November, and Huddle hadn’t lost to an American woman on the roads at any distance since 2012.
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    https://www.boston.com/sports/boston...mpression=true

    Pretty cool story. Gets up at 4:00 am to train before working full time at the hospital.

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    My sister ran it in 3:45 but haven't checked to see what place she was in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CardiacCoug View Post
    Well that was some horrible weather. I just watched in the driving rain for 15 minutes and it was no fun at all.

    A bunch of nobodies won — a Japanese guy that runs a marathon every month and some girl from Ogden running her second marathon came in second.


    Des Linden is a nobody? You must not follow much distance running. Too bad Hasay didn’t run.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moliere View Post


    Des Linden is a nobody? You must not follow much distance running. Too bad Hasay didn’t run.
    Correct I definitely don’t follow it but had at least heard of Huddle and Flanagan or figured a Kenyan would win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moliere View Post


    Des Linden is a nobody? You must not follow much distance running. Too bad Hasay didn’t run.


    This is definitely one of the funniest posts I’ve seen on this board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluegoose View Post
    https://www.boston.com/sports/boston...mpression=true

    Pretty cool story. Gets up at 4:00 am to train before working full time at the hospital.
    Another cool story.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/12/s...n-ironman.html

    He ran a 2:49:42!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post
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    Wonder if she ran for my uncle. He was the coach there forever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwight Schr-ute View Post
    Another cool story.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/12/s...n-ironman.html

    He ran a 2:49:42!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pelado View Post
    Halos suck, but they're not as bad as that article says.
    Yeah, I thought it was a bit overstated as well.

    Cardiac, I'm guessing your wife ran yesterday? How did she do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluegoose View Post
    Yeah, I thought it was a bit overstated as well.

    Cardiac, I'm guessing your wife ran yesterday? How did she do?
    She just ran it “for fun” with a friend in 4 hours 15 minutes. Her competitive nature has her a little bugged that she ran an hour slower than her best marathon. Conditions were truly awful though — sheets of water coming at the runners head-on. If there was ever a marathon to take slow for safety purposes this was it. There was a major hypothermia risk. She has felt great today and was on the elliptical tonight. She has a heart rate monitor that is really accurate that says her heart rate average was 95 during the race so I think that’s evidence she really was taking it easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CardiacCoug View Post
    She just ran it “for fun” with a friend in 4 hours 15 minutes. Her competitive nature has her a little bugged that she ran an hour slower than her best marathon. Conditions were truly awful though — sheets of water coming at the runners head-on. If there was ever a marathon to take slow for safety purposes this was it. There was a major hypothermia risk. She has felt great today and was on the elliptical tonight. She has a heart rate monitor that is really accurate that says her heart rate average was 95 during the race so I think that’s evidence she really was taking it easy.
    Man, good for her. Just finishing in that driving rain is saying something. Although I'm pretty sure i hate her now after seeing how easy a 4:15 was for her in those nasty conditions.

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