April 5th was the day which led racing pundits to declare that a new era was starting in distance running. Old records were broken, new created, fastest marathons run at Paris and Rotterdam. Times which till yesterday were thought to be sacrosanct became commonplace. It was really a coming up to age for the new breed of marathon runners.
Here’s a quick line from the article below – “So taken altogether, 13 different Kenyans broke 2:09 in a single day. How many Americans have done it in history? Six.”
Interested to know more? Read the complete article at letsrun.com which analyzes the events of the day, and why they were so ground breaking.