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A good standard for endurance sports

A good standard for endurance sports

I was recently talking to my uncle about the sort of achievements that would be good to achieve as a semi-competitive age-grouper. That is, you're not new to the sport, but also not in an elite category. In the end, we decided a time 1.5x slower than the elite record is generally a good benchmark. That gives the following (for men):

  • 5km - 18:56
  • 10km - 39:26
  • Half marathon - 1:27:27
  • Marathon - 3:02:28

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Jamie Larson