September 17, 2018

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 4 comments

Eliud Kipchoge is now beyond category or comparison.

posted by beaverboard at 12:28 PM on September 17

Cleveland Browns players who have worn #2:

- Tim Couch
- Manziel
- Zane Gonzalez

After Gonzalez is cut, put that thing away. Unless Doug Flutie is willing to come out of retirement and suit up.

posted by beaverboard at 12:38 PM on September 17

Another look at Kipchoge, just ridiculous!

posted by billsaysthis at 04:04 PM on September 17

Just an incredible marathon time. How long could you keep up with someone running at that pace? I'd say maybe 400 meters on good day for me.

From the second article:

Scott Jurek, the legendary ultramarathon runner, set a new record in 2015 for running the Appalachian Trail in 46 days. That works out to running 47 miles a day for a month and a half. Since then, his record has already been broken twice.

Now three times, as Karel Sabbe just set the AT record again a few weeks ago.

The amazing thing to me is that the record Sabbe broke was held by Joe McConaughy, who ran the AT in 45+ days unsupported. He carried all his food, handled his own hydration, everything. He averaged ~50 miles a day with a 28 pound pack fully loaded.

"Guys like Jurek and Meltzer run with a fanny pack or a hydration vest. Every ten miles, they come across their crew, who rub their legs while they sit in a chair eating food someone else has prepared. At night, they sleep in a bed and ice their injuries. Contrast that with Joe, who carried a 25-pound pack and set up his own camp and slept on the ground every night."

posted by cl at 07:22 PM on September 17

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