Category Archives: Marathon Running

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

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.”

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.

Paris Marathon 2011 Results

Paris marathon 2011 was live on satellite TV and the race ended in a familiar pattern. It was a Kenyan one – two finish in both the mens and womens races.

Paris Marathon 2011 Men Results

  1. Benjamin Kiptoo won the race in 2 hours, 6 minutes, 30 seconds.
  2. Bernard Kipyego finished second, in 2 hours, 7 minutes, 15 seconds.

The Kenyan dominance in the mens race was very strong. The seven first places were taken by the Kenyans, 3rd Wendimu 2.07.29, 4th Alfred Kering 2.07.39, 6th Chebogut, 7th Sugut. Very Impresive!

Paris Marathon 2011 Women Results.

  1. Priscah Jeptoo won the women’s race in 2:22:52
  2. Agnes Kiprop also of Kenya was second.

For Benjamin Kiptoo this was a a new personal best. His previous best was 2:7:17. He has won marathons in Rome, Beijing and Chuncheon, and represented Kenya at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics.

Paris Marathon 2011 Wheelchair race results

Heinz Frei of Switzerland won the wheelchair race in a time of 1:29:12.

I will keep you posted on best pictures from paris marathon.

Chicago Marathon 2011 Registration

Chicago marathon 2011 registration will be done online. All registration and application will be done from Chicago Marathon website.

The 2011 Bank of America Chicago Marathon will take place on Sunday, October 9, 2011

Register for 2011 Chicago Marathon

Registration is yet to open officialy to receive the official announcement of the 2011 race date and registration launch, sign up for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon’s Mile by Mile E-Newsletter.

Alternatively you can keep track on when the registration will open by regularly visiting Bank of America Chicaga Marathon site.

Destination Marathons Europe

Europe provides fantastic destination races. If you enjoy destination races, here’s five destination marathons across europe I recommend:

Athens Greece Marathon

The attraction for this that you tell people you ran the original marathon route. Any hard core runner must consider Athens marathon has his top destination marathon. Athens Marathon takes place every November.

Paris Marathon.

With over 40,000 runners taking part, this has to be the most popular destination marathon. I believe it has to do with the fact Paris is the most popular travel destination and many runners schedule their Paris travel for the weekend of Paris marathon. Paris marathon takes place in November.

London Marathon.

The London Marathon is fun and relaxed, because of the large number of runners who do the race to raise money for charity. Entry is by lottery, so make sure to send in your application early. The London marathon takes place every April.

Rome Marathon

For those runners that love everything Italian, making Rome marathon your destination marathon would be the perfect way to enjoy Rome scenery while running. Rome marathon will takes place in March.

Rotterdam Marathon.

If you are looking for a flat course then this is it. The flat-fast course makes it perfect for any runner who aims to qualify for Boston marathon. Many runners report achieving new PR at Rotterdam marathon.

Hope you consider these as part of your destination races europe.

Register & Run 2011 New York Marathon

The ING New York Marathon website announced registration is open for 2011 New York City marathon.

Application can be done online. at ING NEW YORK MARATHON WEBSITE.

Conditions For Application.

2011 NYC Marathon Guaranteed Registration Entry

For you to be guaranteed a place in 2011 NYC Marathon you must have meet the minimum qualification times. Check out New York Marathon Qualification Times. Runners applying for guaranteed entry must register from January 10, 2011 at noon EDT until April 30, 2011 at 11:59 p.m.

Other runners with guaranteed entry are members of New York Road Runners club & charity runners.Who must meet the conditions set by NYRR.

2011 New York Marathon Lottery Application.

For the masses, Lottery applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on April 19, 2011. NYRR will hold the lottery drawing for all applicants in late April. Good luck!

Exceptions.

If you have applied before but been denied entry for the last three years in a row (2008, 2009, and 2010), you can register for guaranteed entry.

Common Marathon Ailments

In a New York Times interview, Dr. Stuart Weiss, the medical director of the New York City Marathon, gave a list of the most common and potentially life-threatening marathon-associated ailments:

They are  “too hot,” “too cold,” “too dry,” “too wet” and “wobble and fall down” (heat stroke, hypothermia, dehydration, low blood sodium and collapse).