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Author Topic: RIP Kelvin Kiptum  (Read 517 times)

MuggsyB

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RIP Kelvin Kiptum
« on: February 11, 2024, 07:20:25 PM »
How awful.

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Re: RIP Kelvin Kiptum
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2024, 07:21:06 PM »
How awful.

Might have broken the two hour marathon in his life
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Re: RIP Kelvin Kiptum
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2024, 07:26:02 PM »
Might have broken the two hour marathon in his life

I think he very well could have.  I assumed they acknowledged this at the SB?  The guy was freaking incredible.  Very sad. 

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Re: RIP Kelvin Kiptum
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2024, 07:27:23 PM »
I assumed they acknowledged this at the SB? 

For the .5% of the people there who actually know who he is?
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Re: RIP Kelvin Kiptum
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2024, 07:29:51 PM »
For the .5% of the people there who actually know who he is?

He ran a 2hr 35 sec marathon Fluffy.  Have some freaking respect.   There should have absolutely been a moment of silence for the young man. 

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Re: RIP Kelvin Kiptum
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2024, 07:30:32 PM »
He ran a 2hr 35 sec marathon Fluffy.  Have some freaking respect.   There should have absolutely been a moment of silence for tbe young man.

What?
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Re: RIP Kelvin Kiptum
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2024, 07:31:39 PM »
He ran a 2hr 35 sec marathon Fluffy.  Have some freaking respect.   There should have absolutely been a moment of silence for tbe young man. 

You think they should have had a moment of silence for a Kenyan marathon runner at the Super Bowl? That’s just weird. 
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Re: RIP Kelvin Kiptum
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2024, 07:37:27 PM »
You think they should have had a moment of silence for a Kenyan marathon runner at the Super Bowl? That’s just weird.

Yes.   100%  We're talking about one of the most dominant athletes in the world.  The fact that he's Kenyan should be a strike against him?  WTF?

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Re: RIP Kelvin Kiptum
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2024, 07:38:09 PM »
You think they should have had a moment of silence for a Kenyan marathon runner at the Super Bowl? That’s just weird.

Carl Weathers would have been more likely.

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Re: RIP Kelvin Kiptum
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2024, 07:38:45 PM »
Yes.   100%  We're talking about one of the most dominant athletes in the world.  The fact that he's Kenyan should be a strike against him?  WTF?

Hardly anyone there knows who he is.
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Re: RIP Kelvin Kiptum
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2024, 07:40:01 PM »
Carl Weathers would have been more likely.

They acknowledged him.

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Re: RIP Kelvin Kiptum
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2024, 07:40:44 PM »
He ran a 2hr 35 sec marathon Fluffy.  Have some freaking respect.   There should have absolutely been a moment of silence for the young man.

Count me in, but only if you agree to a 2 hour 35 second moment of silence on Scoop during a game.
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Re: RIP Kelvin Kiptum
« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2024, 07:42:54 PM »
Hardly anyone there knows who he is.

He would have probably dominated for 15 years.  His greatness should be acknowledged. 

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Re: RIP Kelvin Kiptum
« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2024, 07:43:45 PM »
He would have probably dominated for 15 years.  His greatness should be acknowledged.

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Re: RIP Kelvin Kiptum
« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2024, 07:46:22 PM »
Count me in, but only if you agree to a 2 hour 35 second moment of silence on Scoop during a game.

4:36 Scoop Snoop.  That was his mile pace.  Extraordinary. 

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Re: RIP Kelvin Kiptum
« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2024, 07:48:08 PM »
4:36 Scoop Snoop.  That was his mile pace.  Extraordinary.

So you agree to my terms? Love it. One more condition-I get to choose the game. Saturday @UCONN.
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Re: RIP Kelvin Kiptum
« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2024, 07:52:06 PM »
So you agree to my terms? Love it. One more condition-I get to choose the game. Saturday @UCONN.

All I know is that it's terribly sad and tragic. 

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Re: RIP Kelvin Kiptum
« Reply #17 on: February 11, 2024, 11:21:44 PM »
Truly was inspiring. I've watched more videos on him in the past few months than any running videos in the rest of my life. Really caught me off guard and was looking forward to seeing him do the sub 2hr in April (as he claimed he would).

Admittedly a moment of silence at the Super Bowl doesn't make much sense.
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Re: RIP Kelvin Kiptum
« Reply #18 on: February 12, 2024, 03:25:03 PM »
Tragic. Genuinely thought we'd see a sub 2 hour in the coming year out of him.
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Re: RIP Kelvin Kiptum
« Reply #19 on: February 12, 2024, 10:30:23 PM »
Tragic. Genuinely thought we'd see a sub 2 hour in the coming year out of him.

Terrible.  24 years old.  He probably would have gone sub 2hrs multiple times. 

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Re: RIP Kelvin Kiptum
« Reply #20 on: February 13, 2024, 09:32:59 AM »
Truly was inspiring. I've watched more videos on him in the past few months than any running videos in the rest of my life. Really caught me off guard and was looking forward to seeing him do the sub 2hr in April (as he claimed he would).

Admittedly a moment of silence at the Super Bowl doesn't make much sense.

Agreed all the way around. I was shocked when I saw the news. He would have reset the idea of greatness as a runner.

This story echos Prefontaine so closely.