September 30, 2007

A Couple of new speed records

Ethiopian Haile Gebrselassie Breaks Marathon World Record in Berlin

Gebrselassie broke the world record marathon time by 29 seconds at the Berlin Marathon. The record of 2:04:55 by Paul Tergat had stood for four years. Gebrselassie's new world record is 2:04:26.

My current goal is to run both the marathon and the half marathon under double the world record. The current world record time for a half marathon (also held by Gebrselassie) is 58:55. That would mean I need to beat 4:08:52 for the marathon and 1:57:50 for the half marathon.

Bike Hits 130.7 mph. On Snow

33 year old Austrian Markus Stoeckl has smashed the World Speed Record for series mountain bikes. Stoeckl, nicknamed "Hercules" because of his 6'4", 220 lbs. frame, broke the 8 year old record by 14 mph on a 2000 meter, 45 degree run in the Chilean Alps. Because of the extreme cold, Hercules had to hold his breath for the 40 second duration so his helmet didn't fog up.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Whoa!!! Awesome photo too. That's insane.