SINCE RETIRING from racing in 2015, Triple Crown winner American Pharoah has sired hundreds of foals from the stables at Coolmore Ashford Stud for six-figure fees. His yearlings—including the cleverly named Mia Pharoah, Egyptian Princess and American Dream—have sold for as much as $2.2 million at auction. Now some are starting to hit the track as 2-year-olds. On April 13, Monarch of Egypt, a chestnut colt who sold for $750,000 last September, comfortably won a five-furlough race at Naas Racecourse in Ireland. Five others have since debuted.

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Monarch of Egypt Naas (IRELAND) 1ST (OF 8) $750,000
Tesorina Aqueduct (U.S.) 3RD (OF 6) N/A
Maven Aqueduct (U.S.) 1ST (OF 6) N/A
Lady Delaware Churchill Downs (U.S.) 6TH (OF 7) $100,000
Sweet Melania Belmont Park (U.S.) 3RD (OF 5) $600,000
South Saqqara Cork (IRELAND) 7TH (OF 10) $300,000


At Full Speed

Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya, the holder of the marathon world record at 2:01:39, set in Berlin last September, who also ran a 2:00:25 in an unofficial Nike-sponsored time trial in 2017, announced he will once again attempt to break two hours this October in London. To break the barrier, Kipchoge, 34, will have to average 4:34.57 per mile over the 26.2-mile course. To put that into perspective, consider this:

Kipchoge's projected average speed

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13.1 mph

Maximum speed on the Peloton Tread

12.5 mph

Inner-city peak traffic speed in Boston, rated the most-congested city in the U.S. by INRIX

11 mph

Top speed of a gray squirrel

12.4 mph