I’m sensing a trend in the marathon world

Number of men who have run under 2:08:30 for the marathon so far in 2009: 31
Number of non-Africans in this group: 0
Number of Kenyans: 20
Number of Ethiopians: 6
Number of Moroccans: 3
Number of Eritreans: 1
Number of South Africans: 1
Fastest marathon by an Asian man so far this year: 2:08:30
By a European man: 2:09:53
By a North American man: 2:09:21 (Eritrean-born)
By a South American man: 2:14:46
By an Australian man: 2:12:56
By an Antarctican man: Just yankin’ your chain


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