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Could You Keep Up With an Olympic Marathoner?


Even for just 60 feet?

Olympic marathoner Ryan Hall has a 6 foot 10 inch stride length and 4:46 mile pace, which he sustains for all 26.2 miles of a marathon. Could you keep up with that for even 60 feet?

An ASICS' ad for the New York City Marathon -- ASICS Run With Ryan Hall -- let people try. This 60 foot stretch of wall with footage of Hall running, lets passerbys test their skills alongside him. No one who ran against the wall beat Hall -- not those who took a second head start and not even Hall himself who showed up to take on "virtual Ryan".

Check it out:

If you've ever wondered what it might be like to run a marathon but don't have the endurance  -- or desire to run for hours on end -- here's a time-lapsed version of the 2011 New York City Marathon as viewed from a runner's headcam. It is probably one of the fastest versions of a marathon you'll ever see at 5:49:

To create this video, Gwen Schroeder'scamera took a photo every second, which she then edited with Quicktime 7 and Final Cut Pro.

[H/T Gizmodo, Buzzfeed]

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