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Discussion: Some of us were around then....

in: alirobertson; alirobertson > 2016-05-10

May 12, 2016 7:24 AM # 
Not sure he ever ran quite that fast over a marathon...nearer 2.20 but class nevertheless.
May 12, 2016 3:36 PM # 
Big Jon:
I reckon I probably trained with him back in the day... when Aberdeen had about 10 sub-2-20 marathoners.
May 13, 2016 8:28 AM # 
I asked him how the standard of running in Aberdeen had changed, he reckoned there were 14 sub 2-20ers... with the Baker Hughes (or it's equivalent back then) being won in 29.xx... a good bit faster than todays times.
May 13, 2016 9:04 AM # 
Thanks for the link by the way Roger... interesting article
May 13, 2016 9:22 AM # 
For a few of us this page remains particularly poignant - and you may too be interested.

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