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Thursday, January 17, 2008

Dubai Marathon preview

Normally only the Marathon Majors deserve a preview post, but this one is different. Haile Gebrselassie is quite publicly targeting his own World Record of 2:04:26 (4:45 per mile). He thinks it's possible if things go just right--weather, pacing, and that certain je nai sais qua. If he pulls it off, he'll only be the third man to break his own marathon WR, along with Jim Peters and Khalid Khannouchi.

Previews: IAAF -- Let's Run -- Al Jazeera
Discussion: Let's Run -- T&FN

It has been reported that the race can be watched online in Arabic (Dubai Sports Channel) for $9.95, although there are reports of blackouts for US IP adresses. The race starts tonight at 10 p.m. EDT, which is 7 a.m. tommorrow in Dubai.

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