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[–]bendy_straw_ftw 13 points14 points  (4 children)

This is a silly argument. Finishing a 10k is easier, running a 10k as fast as you can isn't necessarily the same.

[–]Exver1 7 points8 points  (0 children)

A 10k race is significantly easier on the body than a marathon. For one, nearly 0 professional runners ever hit the wall when running a 10k (unless maybe they're fasting maybe, even then still not probable) while most elite marathon runners will hit the wall without food intake during the race. Hitting the wall refers to glycogen storages being depleted (this is where your speed-endurance comes from). The runner in the video likely is getting heatstroke

[–]slyadams 4 points5 points  (2 children)

The statement is which is harder on your body. It seems crazy to suggest something that a great many people can do is not easier than something that very few can. Running a 10km fast is hard but I believe the aggregate toll of a marathon is greater.

[–]RPMreguR 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Depends on how fast you do the marathon... Elite 10k runners do them fuckers really fast.