The Fastest Marathon Ever Won’t Be Considered a World Record!

19 Apr

On Monday, April 18th, Kenya’s Geoffrey Mutai ran the fastest marathon ever. He finished with a whopping time of 2 hours, 3 minutes and 2 seconds. For those of you that don’t know what a good time is for a marathon, a marathon is 42.195 kilometers or 26.22 miles. That means they are running about 13 miles an hour for 2 hours! I couldn’t even imagine running that fast for ten minutes!
But get this, even though he beat the record by 57 seconds Mutai’s time isn’t being recognized as a world record. See the Boston marathon is run on a net downhill, making it ineligible for world records. Talk about a dream breaker. I am sure it still is an honor for Geoffrey Mutai to know he has run the fastest marathon ever.

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