Sunday, September 28, 2008

Math with Haile Gebrselassie

You may have heard that Haile Gebrselassie, of Ethiopia,  broke the marathon world record in Berlin on Sunday.

His time, as you can read in THIS article:  2:03:59.

Some fun Gebrselassie math:

29:22 per 10km  (He did this 4.22 times in a row)

14:41 per 5km  (He did this 8.44 times in a row)

4:43 per mile  (He did this 26.2 times in a row)

2:21.50 per 800 metres  (He did this 52.75 times in a row)

1:10.75 per 400 metres  (This is 105.5 laps of your local track - in a row)

35 seconds per 200 metres  (211 times in a row)

17.5 seconds per 100 metres  (422 times in a row)

20.42 km/h  or  12.69 mph  (try it on your treadmill...)

Nice to know that my fastest 400 ever is only 10 seconds faster than a time he can repeat 105.5 times in a row!

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