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What was the greatest running race of all-time?

June 19, 2014

So what race would you pick as the greatest, which would you go back in time to watch? Bannister's first sub-4 Mile? 2012 Olympic 800 meters?

By Robbie Britton, The Guardian

"Racing is life, everything before or after is just waiting." This is one of my favourite quotes and while my teammate Paul Navesey and I were "waiting" recently, we had a good debate about what was the greatest running race of all-time. Which one would we go back to watch if we actually had a time machine? Because obviously, that's what we'd do if we could move across time and space, go watch some running...

Does a race need competition? Watching it live, you would say yes, but the list below we've come up with is almost entirely about time, not battles. Leaders far ahead, and pushing beyond impossible, their competitors only allowed to fight for second place. So without further ado, and in no particular order, here are 10 races that we'd go back to see. Who would come with us? Or would you rather set the time machine for a different time and place?

Our Top Five with videos...

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