Monday, 6 September 2010

2 Hour Marathon | An American Record?


Tweeted by stevemagness
Steve says;
this is the funniest misuse of biomechanics I've seen- wow, just wow: americans can run sub2hr marathonNow!

David Cameron–how not to RUN CLICK HERE

David Cameron Running Too Upright
David Cameron Running Too Upright

David Cameron's Tiny Stride Angle
David Cameron's Tiny Stride Angle

OK GUY's AND GIRL'S WHAT DO YOU THINK, LOAD OF RUBBISH OR SOME REALLY GOOD POINTS?
Sebastian Coe and Steve Cram

3 comments:

Jamie said...

I'm not sure if that'll lead to an American breaking 2-hours, but what do I know. Regardless, definitely good food for thought on running strides in relation to efficiency.

barefootjosh said...

I'm anti-bouncing, but the whole twin towers analogy overstates the case, I think. Once he started going on about hip angles, I got bored and stopped watching.

This is something I've noticed barefooters doing a lot - critiquing a few seconds of footage (ha ha) based on their idea of what perfect, efficient form is. A runner's form doesn't necessarily look the same every time they run. Body types are too different for a one-size fits all template.

Running just isn't part of the American culture that much. When it is, it's exercise, not a competition. And that's fine, it just means there's a smaller talent pool to work with, both for runners and coaches.

Anyway, I don't care who breaks the 2 hr barrier. I just think it would be cool if it happened. It would be REALLY cool if it was done by a Samoan, though.

Ewen said...

Damn. Garbage day was this morning!

The 'runners' with the smallest vertical movement are race-walkers and we'll never see one of them do a 2 hour marathon!