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Questions tagged [road-running]

For questions about running and racing outside a stadium and on city streets. Marathons are usually road running, but not all road running is [tag:marathon]s. "Road racing" is a common term but [tag:road-racing] is used for motor sports.

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Why was Eliud Kipchoge's time from Nike's Breaking2 not a world record?

This is similar to Why was the marathon World Record not 2:03:02 in 2011? but the circumstances are different. In 2017 Nike launched an effort to run a sub-2-hour marathon, which they billed ...
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Why does Saint Silvestre get so many road races?

I'm thinking specifically of two classic races, San Silvestre de Vallecana and the Corrida Internacional de São Silvestre, but those are far from the only such races. What is it about this saint that ...
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What are the marathons with the largest number of participants?

In my opinion, this is a great topic but it does not fit on this website. So I think that an objective criteria to compare marathons could be the number of participants. So what are the city ...
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Why was the marathon World Record not 2:03:02 in 2011?

Why exactly was Geoffrey Mutai's 2:03:02 in Boston (2011) not deemed the marathon World Record at the time?