This is the thread for other sports that deserve an occasional shout-out, but probably don't have enough interest to have their own thread. Y'know, golf, tennis, netball, whatever.
We're posting this today because Eliud Kipchoge runs very, very, very fast.
Averaged 4:34 a mile, and did that 26.2 times in a row. That's a 68.5 second lap, or 100 meters every 17 seconds. I don't know if I could beat ANY of those numbers. I don't know if I could do a 4:34 mile on a bicycle.
Like, how insane is this? Next time you go to a gym, see if you can set a treadmill to his average speed, 13 mph.
And even for the haters, it's not like he was running marathons in 2:35:00 before this. He already has the marathon World Record from Berlin, when he did it in 2:01:39. Just ridiculous.
Great achievement. A lot of haters banging on about his team of pace makers need to look up the history of these sort of achievements. Roger Bannister's 4 min mile for example.
I like it. Good thread
Wicked cool and screw the haters. All sports have incorporated technology and whatnot to get better and better. He still did this with his mind, legs and body.
My only gripe is how commentators can't help talking about history being made and all that crap. Always takes me out of the moment. (Elections are worse at that, admittedly.)
Japan! Good at Rugby Union!
Not good enough.
Doesn't seem like they'll make it out of the quarter final.
That England vs New Zealand semi final looks like the final, I know you can't write off the Springboks or Wales but those 2 looked so much better than any other team in their 1/4 finals.
Wow. All Blacks out. That's a shock, right?
The South Africans were only concerned about New Zealand. They're probably OK with how it turned out.
So proud of my team. South Africa absolutely dominated that final! Just awesome!
Seeing Siya Kolisi lift that trophy brought tears to my eyes. Special
University of Louisville volleyball just advanced to our first ever Elite 8, by beating the #2 Texas Longhorns at their gym, 3-2. They hadn't lost a tournament game their since 2006 (36 in a row). Pretty wild night.
8pm tomorrow, chance to go to the Final Four, vs Florida/Minnesota winner
Somebody probably should have told them that they had another game to play.
Yeah apparently Minnesota was mad they lost in last year's elite 8 and on a mission. Only 3 unseeded teams have ever made the final 4, and Louisville failed to be the 4th.
Good news is we had 0 seniors, so with everyone back next year should be good.
From the same Internet aether that brought us "Boom goes the dynamite," I present to you "Was she run over like that?"
Edit: No, this is potentially really bad.
Ali Frazier 1, 2, and 3 on ESPN tonight.
Man, all credit to Bubba Wallace for taking the fight to NASCAR. Somewhat unsurprisingly, a noose was found in his garage today, but he's still standing strong.
He deserves massive credit for his stand. I think it will be among the actions that could make the biggest difference in forcing all reputable US businesses to stop tolerating Confederate flags and other racist iconography.
And Nascar drivers responded well imho:
Was also impressed that Richard Petty (at age 82) came out to take part in that and support Bubba Wallace.