Fantasy Race Results
Everybody we interview gets asked the same question: "If you could race against, and beat, any athlete from any era in any race. Who, when, where and what would it be?"
On runbundle we make those dreams a reality. Well, a fantasy, but a slightly more tangible fantasy.
Race 1 - Paul Sinton Hewitt - parkrun
Paul fancied a race against, and a bit of friendly banter with, his hero Nelson Mandela. In true hero style, Mandela took the spoils with PSH happy runner-up.
|2||Paul Sinton-Hewitt||Still a hero|
Race 2 - Ivo Gormley - GoodGym
Ivo had a crazy - or brilliant - idea of a team race with him, Mo Farah and a bunch of GoodGymmers going against others to build a mountain refuge hut.
|2||Traditional gyms||No spirit|
Race 3 - Guy Learmonth
There was only one man to beat and one place to do it for 800m specialist Guy Learmonth. Letting Rudisha do what he does best and front run, Guy hung on for dear life to the suicidal pace and pipped him on the line for a new World Record and the Olympic title.
Race 4 - Robbie Britton
Robbie raced Yiannis Kouros at the age of 60, and just managed to beat him, but his dream would be to go against the Greek ultramarathoner when he was managing 300 km in 24 hours, and to gain a five-metre lead in a sprint finish.
|1||Robbie Britton||300.005 km|
|2||Yiannis Kouros||300 km|
Race 5 - John White
Forget the elites. John wanted to seek revenge on that tall 13-year-old that beat him in the hurdles at Clairville Stadium back in 1993.
|2||Tall Kid||Not as fast|
Race 6 - Wife of a Runner
The wife of a runner was interested in one thing only. Wiping that smug look off her husband's face.
Race 7 - Ben Pochee
Ben's dream was to go up against the amazing Zátopek and put a stop to his treble at the 1956 Helsinki Olympics.
Race 8 - Matt Kiernan
Matt was keen on stepping up and showing participants of "the dirtiest race in history" how it should be done. In a photo finish he managed to dip over the line just 0.01 seconds ahead of Carl Lewis.
Race 9 - Kelly Houston - 5x50
Kelly just wanted a chat with Paula Radcliffe about how one deals with gossip when you're in the limelight. Since it's not a race we'll give them both gold.
Race 10 - Ray Wallace - 5x50
Ray's a big fan of the golden era of British middle distance running and fancied a race with the big three, Coe, Cram and Ovett, so we slipped him into the 1984 LA Olympics 1500 metre final.
|1||Seb Coe||Still victorious|
|2||Ray Wallace||Upsetting Crammy|
|3||Steve Cram||Bronze will have to do|
Race 11 - David White - Active Train
David wanted to test Farah like Bekele never got the chance to. And why can't they both break the world record in the process?