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Woooweee, the last mile is fantastic to watch but if you really don't have much patience, watch the last minute or so: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kes8L5le68Y



2013-09-17 6:57 PM
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Okay, I tuned into the whole thing just as a means to check my patience. I'm glad I did. It builds more drama if you watch from the beginning. I'm amazed that they aren't out of breath.
2013-09-17 6:59 PM
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Originally posted by Asalzwed

Woooweee, the last mile is fantastic to watch but if you really don't have much patience, watch the last minute or so: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kes8L5le68Y

 

WOW.   was really rooting for Mo to catch him!  I thought it was going to happen.   Haile sets a WR for his age group and comes in a distant 3rd.  wow.

2013-09-18 10:43 AM
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Originally posted by stilgarnaibOkay, I tuned into the whole thing just as a means to check my patience. I'm glad I did. It builds more drama if you watch from the beginning. I'm amazed that they aren't out of breath.
Oh, I know! It's a steady build all the way to the end. I though Mo had him, with his closing track speed but no dice!
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Subject: RE: Bupa Great North Run 2013 - Last Mile at Men's Half Marathon
Originally posted by Asalzwed

Originally posted by stilgarnaibOkay, I tuned into the whole thing just as a means to check my patience. I'm glad I did. It builds more drama if you watch from the beginning. I'm amazed that they aren't out of breath.
Oh, I know! It's a steady build all the way to the end. I though Mo had him, with his closing track speed but no dice!


Right on. Cool post. I should *edit my comment. "surprised they aren't out of MORE breath".
2013-09-19 7:15 AM
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That was AWESOME!

I love it when the camera angle goes to the side and you can see these guys' strides.  What in the hell?  They're incredible.  It is truly beautiful to watch humans do something they are so perfectly designed to do.

I happened to get into an elevator once at the Chicago marathon with a couple of elite Kenyan women.  I was standing inches from one, and her thigh was not too much bigger than my forearm.  Riiiiiiight.  It's all clear to me now.



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Awesome vid. The thing that gets me is they look like they are just floating effortlessly through the strides. I was really pulling for Mo to catch him, what an amazing final kick he has.
2013-09-19 11:53 AM
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That was AWESOME!

I love it when the camera angle goes to the side and you can see these guys' strides.  What in the hell?  They're incredible.  It is truly beautiful to watch humans do something they are so perfectly designed to do.

I happened to get into an elevator once at the Chicago marathon with a couple of elite Kenyan women.  I was standing inches from one, and her thigh was not too much bigger than my forearm.  Riiiiiiight.  It's all clear to me now.

http://www.runblogger.com/2013/09/kenenisa-bekele-haile-gebrselassie-and.html

Here is a great slow motion shot 

2013-09-19 12:16 PM
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nally posted by Asalzwed

Originally posted by switch

That was AWESOME!

I love it when the camera angle goes to the side and you can see these guys' strides.  What in the hell?  They're incredible.  It is truly beautiful to watch humans do something they are so perfectly designed to do.

I happened to get into an elevator once at the Chicago marathon with a couple of elite Kenyan women.  I was standing inches from one, and her thigh was not too much bigger than my forearm.  Riiiiiiight.  It's all clear to me now.

http://www.runblogger.com/2013/09/kenenisa-bekele-haile-gebrselassie-and.html

Here is a great slow motion shot 

Yes--perfect :) So what is amazing to me is how much of their stride is behind them.  I don't know if that makes sense.  Their strides look big, but none of it happens out front.  That's the thing that always impresses me about those side shots.  I've never looked at video of me running, but I know it doesn't look anything like that.

In the first video you posted, when they move to the side shot in real time, you can really see how fast they're running.  Wow.  Just wow.

2013-09-20 12:39 PM
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I wouldn't be able to lead like that. You never know where the guy behind you is, and when he will make his move.
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