Monthly Archives: May 2011

New York Marathon Iphone, Ipod, IPad App

New York Marathon IPhone / Ipod/Ipad App is designed to help spectators keep track with the progress of a runner during the race. The application, which can be downloaded for free, gives iPhone users the ability to track the elite runners at no cost or up to five other runners for $3.99.

The New York Marathon Iphone App has a rich menu:

  • Live race-day video feeds of the professional race
  • The five-hour NBC 4 New York show
  • Real-time photos
  • Elite runner leaderboard
  • Individual runner split tracking
  • “Cross-Path” feature displays your location with respect to the runner
  • Spectator map
  • Athlete profiles
  • News and alerts
  • Twitter feeds (#ingnycm)

for Download details visit NYRR Website

Samuel Wanjiru Death

The death of Olympic Marathon champion Samuel Wanjiru has left more questions as to the actual cause of his death.

Samuel Wanjiru died after a fall from a second-floor balcony during a domestic dispute involving his wife and another woman, officials said Monday.

Samuel Wanjiru Suicide Theory

Initial police report was that the 24-year-old Wanjiru committed suicide, but the local police who interrogated every one at the scene said he jumped to stop his wife from leaving the house after she discovered him with another woman.

With Kenyan police having a history of mediocre investigation, it will be hard to know what killed the Champ.

Should we blame Samuel Wanjiru mother?

The first time Wanjiru disagreed with the wife, the wife blamed her mother in-law. Now, Kenya Daily Nation has an interesting story about Wanjiru mother. It appears that the mother had turned out to be a bad influence in Wanjiru’s life. The same day he died and the mum comes dragging in 2 other wives? Begs the question, is she the one who wanted Triza out?. Read Story in Nation.

Boston Marathon Training Diet & Nutrition

Boston Marathon is known for being a tough race. So what type of diet is best suited for runners training for Boston marathon?

In a series of 2011 boston marathon group winners, Running Times magazine asked the group winners various question but one question caught my interest :-

What kind of pre-race and mid-race nutrition plan did you follow?

The best answer was from, Rami Bardeesy, 42, from Canada whon finished in 2:32:19.

I took in a slight increase in protein-rich foods during the last three weeks and a minor decrease in total calories in proportion to reduced running volume. Pre-race day consists of normal breakfast, followed by a massive carbo-load mid-day (~450g of carbs: maltodextrin, bagels, M&M’s, pretzels, hydrate, hydrate, hydrate) then light pasta dinner. On race day, I had a breakfast of coffee, juice, a bagel, a banana and more coffee, and then stayed hydrated until the race. On the run, I consumed a chocolate GU and water at miles 9, 15, 19 and 21 and some Gatorade every mile other than 1, 9, 15, 19, 21 and 25.