- who'd win, mo farah vs usain bolt
Obviously, he’s a sprinter and that’s what he trains to do. But he has an amazing physique and is very fit. Generally, fast people are fast. I reckon Bolt would be crossing the line as JY was completing his third lap. Look at Mo…just came down and broke Cram’s (I think it was Cram) British 1500m record, despite 10k being his strongest event.Posted 4 years agoEuroMember
Just because someone is a sprinter doesn’t mean they can’t jog fast for a for half a mile.
I measured Bolts stamina at 67. Farah is higher at 89 but those extra 22 staminas don’t kick in until the 400m mark. As 400m is still a sprint, Bolt would win. 5-600m it would start to get interesting.Posted 4 years ago
Oh and I’d beat Mo over 100m – anyone who’s a bit of a sprinter would.
Mo can run a sub 51 second final 400m in a 5k race. Obviously, I don’t know your 100m time. And it would be from a standing start, but I reckon Mo would leave nearly all STWers behind in a 100m dash. 🙂
EDIT: Ah, frogstomp has a 100m time for Mo. I suggest anyone time themselves over 100m from a standing start and see whereabouts he or she would be at 13 secs. Not many would be anywhere near the line. Not even molgrips, and he’s a natural sprinter.Posted 4 years ago
Generally, fast people are fast.
Then Hoy could win the TdF 😉Posted 4 years ago
Being serious [ surely this topic deserves it] I am sure he does a decent 10 mile TT but i bet it is not fast fast
Ditto Bolt IMHO I dont think he would be fast fast but he is not going to be slow slow either if that makes senseglupton1976Member
Bolt was running 46ish for 400 in 2008 and has a PB of 45.35 from 10 years ago.
I reckon that it would be around the 1000m mark before Mo Farah would start winning.Posted 4 years ago
looks like Mo reads STW
he reckons 600-800 m to be a fair racePosted 4 years ago
Anyone here run close to a 4 minute mile…?
I don’t reckon many have even seen the right side of a 5 minute mile either. (though there are a few about who have been properly fast runners in their time). Take a Garmin and set it to measure your pace and start speeding up till it says 5 min/ml – to most mere mortals, that’ll feel like a full on chasing-a-guy-who’s-just-nicked-your-bike sprint. 🙂Posted 4 years agorichmtbSubscriber
Take a Garmin and set it to measure your pace and start speeding up till it says 5 min/ml – to most mere mortals, that’ll feel like a full on chasing-a-guy-who’s-just-nicked-your-bike sprint.
Or jump on a treadmill and set it to 12 miles an hour and see how long you last!
600 metres would be an interesting distance for Mo versus Bolt.
I think over 800m Mo would be a certainty.
Would be interesting to see some other mismatches
Gee Atherton versus Cav on an XC course?Posted 4 years agonickcSubscriber
I’m a average/ good runner, I can do a 5:45 min mile and my best ever 10k time is 39:45. I know guys that are really really quick who are doing 35-37 mins for a 10k ( this would win most club events)
Mo farah can give me a 10 minute head start and still beat me, comfortably by a couple of minutes, and give some my mates a run for their money.
Once for shits and giggles being measured for speed by my son on his bike I tried to see how long I could keep up the 13mph it takes to do a 2 hour marathon, it felt like I was having to sprint!! Lasted about 400-500m at most!!Posted 4 years ago
I’d suggest anyone who thinks they could keep up with either of them is probably deluding themselves ( over any bloody distance you want)
He is a 6 foot five sprinter who weighs 94 kg I doubt he can do [very long]distance well so I assume long enough and many decent runners will beat himPosted 4 years ago
5 minute miles piece of piss ….on the bikerusty90Member
I tried to see how long I could keep up the 13mph it takes to do a 2 hour marathon
Did some interval training in my triathlon days; 400m flat out, 400m jog, repeat etc. We were feeling quite pleased with ourselves until someone pointed out that our 400m flat out was slower than the average speed of an elite marathon runner.Posted 4 years ago
Remember, the fast guys (and gals) are VERY fast indeed.aracerSubscriber
if you take the WR mens marathon time which is 2:03 and average over 26 miles they are running sub 5 minute miles. Anyone here run close to a 4 minute mile…?
What’s the relevance of a 4 minute mile in that context? I’ll wave my willy though as I’ve run sub 5 (once, just). For a bit of context, my 10k pb is 35:30 and I was probably running faster when I did my sub 5.
I know guys that are really really quick who are doing 35-37 mins for a 10k ( this would win most club events)
I didn’t win any when I was doing ~35, and the winner was way out of reach when I did some more recently at ~38 minutes – I thought the standard of club events was fairly low here given 38 was still getting me top 10, but it must be even worse where you are!
BTW I love the expression in that article: “mutually inconvenient distance”Posted 4 years ago
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