# Pulling a fast one

Place   Name                Time
1.      Usain Bolt          2:14:45
2.      Wayde van Niekert   2:31:18
3.      David Rudisha       2:57:25
4.      Noah Ngeny          3:05:36
5.      Hicham El Guerrouj  3:13:10
6.      Daniel Komen        3:26:36
7.      Kenenisa Bekele     3:33:03


What is the competition?

This puzzle is part of Recycling old answers.

I think the competition is the

Double Marathon (84.39km race)

Reasoning

If you take each athlete's record in their signature event and take the average speed over the distance of a double marathon, you would get the times listed (when rounded to the nearest second).

Example

Usain Bolt's record for the $$100$$m race is $$9.58$$ seconds for an average speed of $$10.438$$m/s. Doing this average speed for a distance of $$84.39$$km would give an overall time of roughly $$2$$ hours $$14$$ minutes and $$45$$ seconds.

Other athletes

Wayde van Niekert - 400m in 43.03 seconds.
David Rudisha - 800m in 1:40.91.
Noah Ngeny - 1000m in 2:11.96
Hicham El Guerrouj - 1500m in 3:26.00
Daniel Komen - 3000m in 7:20.67
Kenenisa Bekele - 5000m in 12:37.35