About 57 miles Thurs to Sat. In my defense of old Ironman I once did three 20 milers in 3 days...there was a old timer Ralph Zimmerman that was running some long stuff including lots of 20 milers (I did not know he was doing 20x65 quarters at 40!) that inspired me to do those three days of twenty milers.http://buffalorunners.com/articles/cavall_2011-02....
Anyway Ms. Bean is on a tear!
51 second speed. I'm actually surprised he did not run a 2:10 or better with his training.
Jeff Bennet that goes to our church was 4th in 1972 Decathalon. He was only 10 points behind 3rd! Just under 8000 points. Only about 50 points behind 2nd...first two were Russians and third Poland. I would not be surprised if they could go back that far that at least two (Russians) and maybe all three of the medalists were into steroids and he should have won. I checked results. Field stuff killed him. He was fast in 100 mt 10.7; 400 46+ and even 1500 4:12 1500! And he won the pole vault.
All kinds of amazing athletes out there even in the good ole days. You wonder what those guys with more knowledge, the support of trainers that are more advanced these days, shoes and tracks those guys from even 40's could have run. Ryun ran 3:37.89 for silver in 68 Olympics 7000 ft altitude...I met him in Sacramento and asked him directly in little park (near where gold was discovered and started that gold rush you may have heard of...I mean the park was close not like 10 miles away) about his and Keino's times (3:34 for Keino!!!!) if he thought Keino's time was one of the great performances...I believe he could have run 3:30 to 3:28 and Ryun would have beat his world record of 3:33 by a second or two at low altitude.
Even ole Clarence DeMar...I wonder what he could these days. He would run Boston then go to work at a print shop afterwards and run there to boot! He probably could not even run in the 2 hour Nike shoes that should probably be banned...without those shoes I doubt those guys could run under 2:01 or more like 2:02 or even 2:03...sluggards.