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Discussion: Gene Dykes and seniors

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Jan 15, 2019 3:01 PM # 
This guy is 70...2:54 in Dec but not official record...course official but race not certified. He is very gracious about this. His race schedule is beyond what I can imagine is possible.

Seems like a very humble guy and respectful of Ed Whitlock and was not upset that he 'lost' the world record...he wanted to communicate to the race director this sentiment.

I did not know you could have an official course measurement and the finishing point and starting point close enough (Boston and point to point races cannot be official world records due to possibility of a tailwind whole way) but still not be recognized as world record. You have to pay the USA TRack and Field to be SANCTIONED and carry liability insurance...USATF ratified the course but the fee was not paid to be sanctions...kinda hokey to me. Looks like you would pay a fee to have the course measurement ratified and that would take care of sanctioning too.
Jan 15, 2019 3:02 PM # 
I read the free version of online Runners World. Lots of good info there for supplemental training, shoes, people, etc.

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