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KENYA GET ANY FASTER?
David Epstein
November 14, 2011
The course-record win (2:05:06) by Geoffrey Mutai of Kenya in Sunday's New York City Marathon continued a trend in the sport: After years of stagnation, elite times are dropping. Once targeted by older athletes losing their track speed, the highly lucrative major marathons now lure top Kenyans from the oval to the roads while they're still in their primes—leaving the rest of the world out of the running.
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November 14, 2011

Kenya Get Any Faster?

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The course-record win (2:05:06) by Geoffrey Mutai of Kenya in Sunday's New York City Marathon continued a trend in the sport: After years of stagnation, elite times are dropping. Once targeted by older athletes losing their track speed, the highly lucrative major marathons now lure top Kenyans from the oval to the roads while they're still in their primes—leaving the rest of the world out of the running.

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