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Mellouli Number

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noun - A Mellouli Number is the swimming distance that an individual can swim at the average pace that gold medalist Oussama Mellouli of Tunisia swam on the 10 km marathon course at the 2012 London Olympic Games. Mellouli's average pace when he won gold in the 10,000 meter freestyle in the geometric course in the Serpentine at the 2012 London Olympic Games in 1:49:55.1 (without flip turns and with feeding stops off the rhumb line) was 1:06 per 100 meters (or 5.5 km per hour, 1:00 per 100 yards or 3.4 miles per hour).

Origin[edit]

Coined by Steven Munatones in 2018 that was inspired by Malcolm Gladwell's description of the Kipchoge number, the distance a person can run at the pace of Eliud Kipchoge, the 2016 Olympic marathon run gold medalist and 2003 world champion.

Namesake[edit]

Double Olympic gold medalist and bronze medalist Oussama Mellouli of Tunisia.

Example[edit]

If an individual can swim at a 1:06 pace for 300 meters, their Mellouli is 300 meters.

Synonym[edit]

Van Rouwendaal Number

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