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Five Reasons To Race On The Track

  • By Brandon Laan
  • Published Jan. 31, 2012
Don't let the oval intimidate you.

1. Set A New Personal Best

Who doesn’t want to run a personal record? If you are looking for a fast course, there are none faster than on a 400-meter oval. A quick look at the world records on and off the track should be convincing evidence that you will more often than not, run faster on the track.

Men’s 10,000m world record on the track: 26:17 – Kenenisa Bekele

Men’s 10K world record on the road: 26:44 – Leonard Patrick Komon

Women’s 10,000m world record on the track: 29:31 – Junxia Wang

Women’s 10K world record on the road: 30:21 – Paula Radcliffe

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