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Apr 22Liked by Alison Wade

Stunning that Victoria Bossong couples athletic success with academic success! Wow! Thanks for that story.

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Apr 22Liked by Alison Wade

Peres Jepchirchir’s finish was amazing! I watched the replay of the last few minutes. The Olympic marathon will be a great race. Also, its an interesting idea to have a women’s only world record and a women’s world record (where men can help as pacemakers)… I would be interested in hearing more thoughts on this from the athletes themselves.

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While writing about it, I was thinking about the fact that the women's-only record, while fast, is probably a bit weaker than it could be, because so few of the women's-only marathons are on flat courses, with incentives to run fast times.

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Wow! Amazing, indeed.

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