Monthly Archives: April 2011

Boston Marathon 2011 Photos & Pictures

What a race! The men’s marathon record fell! The following picture will live in our memories. He looks like he has just come from a Jog down the street on a host sunny day!

Geoffrey Mutai crossed the finish line to win the 115th Boston Marathon. Mutai, from Kenya, finished with a new world record time time of 2:03:02. Picture courtesy of Boston Globe.

To see hundreds of photos from 2011 Boston marathon, visit Boston Globe 2011  Boston Marathon Coverage in pictures.

2011 Boston Marathon Results : New Mens World Record!

Geoffrey Mutai has  set the world of distance running in a frenzy by winning the 115 Boston marathon in 2 hours 3 minutes 2 seconds! For those who don’t know what that means: ITS A NEW MEN’S MARATHON RECORD!

The record broke just when everyone was talking how Desiree Davila of US had done an incredible Job to finish second in the womens race. Now the talk is on the Geoffrey Mutai and his record breaking time.

Mens Results 2011 Boston Marathon

Geoffrey Mutai – 2: 03: 02Kenya

Moses Mosop – 2:03:05 – Kenya

Gebre Gebremariam 2:04:54 – Ethiopia

Womens Results 2011 Boston Marathon

Caroline Kilel – 2:22:36 – Kenya

Desiree Davila –  2:22:38 – USA

Geoffrey Mutai Sets New Men’s Marathon Record

Geoffrey Mutai of Kenya has set a new men’s marathon record 2 hours, 3 minutes 2 second. SHOCKING STUFF. Who would have bet the world record to be broken in Boston Marathon, with it’s hilly course? You can’t make this stuff it has happened!

The 29 year old Geoffrey Kiprono Mutai he is a two-time winner of the Eindhoven Marathon and he is now the winner of the 2011 Boston Marathon.

His other significant victories include the Monaco Marathon and he is a strong half marathon runner as well, with previous wins at the Valencia Half Marathon and RAK Half Marathon, and a best of 59:30 to his name.

 

 

New Qualifying Times For Boston Marathon

If you thought Boston qualifying times (3:05 for Men and 3:35 for women) were hard, you are in for some disappointment. Boston marathon organizers have introduced new Boston marathon qualifying times : Times have been lowered by as much as 20 minutes!

Although the official time has been lowered by 5 minutes. They have introduced a hybrid system that will reward faster runners.

This is how the new Boston marathon qualifying system works;

Runners who exceed the standards for their age and gender group by at least 20 minutes will be allowed to apply on the first two days, followed by those who surpassed the standard by 10 minutes, and followed on the fifth day by those who were five minutes faster than required.

If spots remain after the first week, any qualifying runner can apply.

This change of Boston qualifying times was necessitated by a shocking number of applications for 2011 Boston Marathon: The field of 27 000 filled up in eight hours, breaking the previous record of 65 days – by 64 days.

The organisers told Supersports website they don’t expect runners response to be that of “I give up” but “I am going to run faster.”

London Marathon 2011 Pictures & Photos

London marathon 2011 was magnificent. Both the men’s and women’s races proved to be among the best ever.” The winners were flying! The pictures and Photos from 2011 London Marathon will make the race one to remember.

Picture courtesy of SKY News UK

To See More London Marathon 2011 Pictures & Photos go to : –

1. BBC London Marathon Slideshow

2. SKY New London Marathon slideshow

London Marathon 2011 Results

Two words to describe 2011 London Marathon: FAST AND FURIOUS! The male winner went under 2 hours 5 minutes and the female winner went under 2 hours 20 minutes.

Kenya’s Emmanuel Mutai ran the quickest marathon ever seen on the streets of London as he smashed the course record with a time of 2:04.40. It has been a long road to a Major win for Mutai, he was fourth twice and second once in previous London Marathons.

In the womens race Kenya’s Mary Keitany finished in an a time of 2:19.18, the fourth fastest time in the history of women’s marathon.

Men Results London Marathon 2011 – Top Three

  1. Emmanuel Mutai – Kenya
  2. Martin Lel – Kenya
  3. Patrick Makau – Kenya

Women Results London Marathon 2011 – Top Three

  1. Mary Keitany – Kenya
  2. Liliya Shobukhova – Russia
  3. Edna Kiplagat – Kenya

80-yrs Old Ed Whitlock Rotterdam Marathon Time : 3hrs 25Mins

I have just checked the Rotterdam marathon results of Canadian Ed Whitlock. The ever green 80-years old Canadian did not disappoint.

Ed whitlock ran a spectacular 3:25:43 (3:25:40 net) to smash the world 80-84 record of 3:39:18 set by Australia’s Robert Horman at Brisbane in 1998. (Source:running Competitor.com)

What is even more exciting about this results is the silver haired runner had been suffering from flu a few days before the race.

Thumps up to Ed! You are an inspiration! When we grow up we want to be like you.

ABN AMRO Rotterdam Marathon 2011 Pictures & Photos

Pictures and Photos have been streaming in from ABN AMRO Rotterdam marathon 2011. Unlike previous years when the weather was horrendous, this years it was a no rain race.
Rotterdam Marathon 2011

The so-called “Magnificent Seven” Vincent Kipruto, Eliud Kiptanui, Wilson Chebet, Gilbert Kirwa (all Kenya), Feyisa Lilesa, Getu Feleke and Chala Dechase (all Ethiopian). They were tipped to break the world record! Image courtesy of Guus Krol @ Flicker.

To see more  Rotterdam Marathon 2011 Pictures & Photos visit Guus Krol Flickr Page. also see Kroobie Flickr Page.

2011 Paris Marathon Pictures & Photos

With sunny skies and temperatures in the low 60s, 2011 Paris Marathon runners had perfect conditions to set a PR or get a memorable Paris marathon picture / photo.

I found some remarkable Paris Marathon pictures and photos by a guy called David.
Marathon de Paris 2011

Photo courtesy of David @ Flickr.

To see more pictures & Photos from 2011 Paris Marathon Visit David Flickr Photostream.

ABN AMRO Rotterdam Marathon 2011 Results

ABN AMRO Rotterdam Marathon 2011 has just ended and the mens winner is Wilson Chebet of Kenya. There was great expectation leading to this race that the world record would be broken but the winner fell short. Chebet won in a 2 hours, 5 minutes, 26 seconds.

ABN AMRO Rotterdam Marathon 2011 Mens Results

  1. Wilson Chebet – Kenya
  2. Vincent Kipruto – Kenya
  3. Chala Dechase – Ethiopia

ABN AMRO Rotterdam Marathon 2011 Womens Results

In the womens race, Philes Ongori broke away with 900m to go, winning her marathon debut in 2:24:19.

  1. Philes Ongori – Kenya
  2. Hildah Kibet – Kenya

There was late drama in the womens race when a man tarnished the finish for women’s winner Ongori, blocking her line to the tape. The finish photo was ruined.