Sweet Jesus, this guy can run.

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    Jun 29, 2010 9:08 PM GMT
    Haile Gebrselassie: fantastic finish in Sydney Olympics 10K--- such an exciting race.

    The clip runs about 3 minutes. Stick with it for the full effect of what he accomplishes at the end.

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    Jun 30, 2010 1:32 AM GMT
    he's not a legend in the running world without reason !
    one of my favorite athletes.

    thanks for the post .. his pace is incredible .

    he won the Berlin marathon in 2h03 in 2008 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    That's like running an AVERAGE of 20km/h for 2 hours. * faints* .


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    Jun 30, 2010 1:48 AM GMT
    xassantex saidhe's not a legend in the running world without reason !
    one of my favorite athletes.

    thanks for the post .. his pace is incredible .

    he won the Berlin marathon in 2h03 in 2008 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    That's like running an AVERAGE of 20km/h for 2 hours. * faints* .




    I know, it's beyond human. I get chills when I watch the last ten seconds of that clip.

    Thanks for the reference to Berlin. Can't embed but here's a link to the montage:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_Yk1xeSLRk
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    Jun 30, 2010 1:50 AM GMT
    xassantex said.. 20km/h for 2 hours. * faints* .



    .. for us ignorant non-metric users. That's just about 13mph. And for 2 solid hours? Damn.
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    Jun 30, 2010 1:58 AM GMT
    I was actually in this race, but I had finished like 5 minutes earlier so you missed me ;)
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    Jun 30, 2010 4:23 AM GMT
    This clip reminds me of Canada's Simon Whitfield in the last Olympics. He was flailing behind and out of nowhere suddenly hauled ass surging to a 2nd place finish.

    I admire the power of the mind to push forward in fantastic finishes like the posted clip.
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    Jun 30, 2010 4:30 AM GMT
    always amazes me how these guys look like they're just loping along. you don't realize the effort until you consider their times.
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    Jun 30, 2010 1:45 PM GMT
    jock_n_ca saidalways amazes me how these guys look like they're just loping along. you don't realize the effort until you consider their times.


    Love that word, loping. icon_smile.gif

    Yes, they're smooth! If I was running 4:23 a mile for 6.2 miles, with the last 400 meters in just 56 seconds, "loping" wouldn't describe it.

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    Jun 30, 2010 1:45 PM GMT
    26mileman saidThis clip reminds me of Canada's Simon Whitfield in the last Olympics. He was flailing behind and out of nowhere suddenly hauled ass surging to a 2nd place finish.

    I admire the power of the mind to push forward in fantastic finishes like the posted clip.


    I didn't catch that race. I'll have to look for it online, thanks.
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    Jul 01, 2010 4:43 PM GMT
    the little white guy at the back looks very lonely..haha he must be just loping along.
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    Jul 01, 2010 4:48 PM GMT
    JoeB1986 saidI was actually in this race, but I had finished like 5 minutes earlier so you missed me ;)


    the camera men and spectators had already gone home when I finished ...
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    Jul 01, 2010 4:58 PM GMT
    you and your canadians!!! hahaha
    i'll give it to ya, since is Canada Day.... icon_lol.gif


    26mileman saidThis clip reminds me of Canada's Simon Whitfield in the last Olympics. He was flailing behind and out of nowhere suddenly hauled ass surging to a 2nd place finish.

    I admire the power of the mind to push forward in fantastic finishes like the posted clip.
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    Jul 01, 2010 6:29 PM GMT
    xassantex saidthe little white guy at the back looks very lonely..haha he must be just loping along.


    Even more lonely is the guy in "front," who's actually at least a lap behind. icon_redface.gif
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    Jul 02, 2010 6:27 PM GMT
    haha, yes ... but the guy at the back is white, while all the others ahead are black... *amused* .

    being lapped must bendeed a very very sad feeling...
    I know a few guys to whom it happened in a couple of the MTbiking World Cup races. And they were strong racers, but world cup level is an all together different thing.. like a parallel universe.

    like Bekele running a 5k in 12min37 ...icon_eek.gif