Bradley Geilfuss set a 2-minute PR in the heat at the LA Marathon this past weekend. His official time was 3:18:53 [Results]. That 2-minute PR is deceiving considering his previous PR was set on a downhill course. He was also forced to make a quick pit stop Sunday, plus temps were in the mid-70’s, which converts to about a 3:13 (according to the VDOT O2 Calculator).
More impressive in the heat, he ran even splits with 1:39’s for each half, also managing to finish his last few miles faster than his average pace. Big congrats to Bradley and his coach Gary Berard on a great training cycle and race plan. El Ñino didn’t stand a chance.