Monday, October 01, 2007

26 Miles, 385 Yards

Monday's One Cup of Java Challenge: Yesterday, Haile Gebrselassie set a record by doing something in 2 hours, 4 minutes, and 26 seconds, something he began to learn to do while traveling to and from school as a small boy. Your One Cup question this morning – what record did Haile set yesterday in Berlin, a place where the same record had been broken four years earlier?

Answer: Gebrselassie (pictured below) now holds the new world record for a marathon.

Bonus Blog Trivia: As a child growing up in Ethiopia, Gebreselassie used to run 10 kilometers to and from school every day. This led to a distinctive running posture, with his left arm crooked as if still holding his books.


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