BU study sees temps, not times heating up

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April 11th, 2013

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Richard Primack, College of Arts & Sciences

When Kenya’s Wesley Korir crossed the finish line in last year’s Boston Marathon with a winning time nearly nine minutes behind the pace set in 2011, the reasons seemed to be pretty simple…

Expert quote:

“We always think of sporting events as being constantly improving. We think that people are always going to be breaking records in different events, but in the marathon, what will likely happen is races will start getting slower. We may still have records broken on cold days, but most years they are going to be slower than they presently are.”

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