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2012 Berlin Marathon Results

The results are in from 2012 Berlin Marathon. In the men’s race its was a 1,2,3 Kenyan sweep while in the women’s race it was an Ethiopian sweep.

Geoffrey Mutai of Kenya was the men’s winner. His crossed the finish line in a time of 2 hours 4 minutes and 15 seconds. He narrowly failed in his quest to break the world record.

Mutai win here gives him unassailable lead in the world marathon majors series which awards points during a two-year cycle from finish positions in the Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago and New York marathons with a million dollar jackpot split between the men’s and women’s winners.

Another notable performance was from 19 year old Kenyan, Geoffrey Kipsang who came in third in a time of  2:06:12. I think this is best marathon time by any teenager in the world.

In the women’s race, Ethiopia clinched a one-two double with pre-race favourite Aberu Kebede winning he second Berlin marathon in 2:20:30. Her training partner Tirfi Tsegaye was second with Ukraine’s Olena Shurhno third.

2012 Berlin Marathon MEN’S RESULTS

1. Geoffrey Mutai (Kenya) 2:04:15
2. Dennis Kimetto (Kenya) 2:04:16
3. Geoffrey Kipsang (Kenya) 2:06:12
4. Nicholas Manza (Kenya) 2:08:28
5. Josphate Keiyo (Kenya) 2:08:41
6. Josphat Jepkopol (Kenya) 2:08:44
7. Jonathan Kiplimo Maiyo (Kenya) 2:09:19
8. Eliud Kiptanui (Kenya) 2:09:59
9. Felix Keny (Kenya) 2:10:22
10. Masakazu Fujiwara (Japan) 2:11:31

2012 Berlin Marathon WOMEN’S RESULTS

1. Aberu Kebede (Ethiopia) 2:20:30
2. Tirfi Tsegaye (Ethiopia) 2:21:19
3. Olena Shurhno (Ukraine) 2:23:32
4. Filomena Chepchirchir (Kenya) 2:24:56
5. Fate Tola (Ethiopia) 2:25:14
6. Alevtina Biktimirova (Russia) 2:28:45
7. Caroline Chepkwony (Kenya) 2:30:34
8. Anna Hahner (Germany) 2:30:37
9. Sonia Samuels (Britain) 2:30:56
10. Degefa Biruktayit (Ethiopia) 2:33:27

Best Marathons To Qualify For New York Marathon

New York marathon is a popular race and every runner wants to run it. Organisers have two ways of restricting runners, capping the numbers at 40,000 and requiring all applicants to meet New York Marathon qualifying times. They only take the cream of running!

The New York Marathon qualifying times are no Joke!

For Men ages 19-39 you must have run previous race with a PB of or better than 2.55 or a half marathon of sub 1.23. As for the ladies you must have run previous race with a PB of or better than 3.23 or a half marathon of sub 1.37.

For runners over 40 – 50 yrs their is no reprieve.

Qualifying times are 3.10 for men and 3.38 for women. Half marathon times of 1.30 for men and 1.44 for women are what you need to have a look in.

Best Race to Qualify For New York Marathon

With those high standards the race you choose to meet the qualifying times is very important. My number one tip is look for a race with good weather and a flat course. Those two factors will greatly improve your chances of htting your target.

Some of Flat Marathon Course that can give you an advantage

1. Honolulu Marathon – It was the writers no one pick because of a flat course

2. Chicago Marathon -Flat course but beware, the marathon has a history of horrible weather on Dday.

3. Marine Corps Marathon

4. Twin Cities marathon – Down side of this marathon is Leave your iphone home, ear phones are banned from twin cities.

5. Las Vegas marathon – It is the only marathon in the world where you can run and get married. For those married they can renew their wedding vows.

6. Miami Marathon

7. Berlin marathon

8. Rotterdam marathon.

Chicago marathon may be flat but the weather is very unpredictable.

Remember there is only one secret to improving your marathon performance: TRAINING.

2011 Berlin Marathon Results

The King is dead long live the king. Haile Gebrsselassie of Ethiopia was slayed at 2011 Berlin marathon.

Patrick Makau of Kenya is the new Marathon record holder, he won the 2011 Berlin Marathon in a time of 2 hours 3 minutes, 38 seconds, that is a new world record.

The womens race was won by Kenyan, Florence Kiplagat in a time of 2 hours, 19 minutes. British marathon runner, Paula Radcliffe was a strong third.

The former marathon king, Haile gebrselassie dropped out of the race for a second year running, will he announce another retirement?

2011 Berlin Marathon Registration

The registration for 2011 BMW Berlin Marathon opened on Monday 10/18/2010. Berlin Marathon 2011 date will be on 25 September 2011. If you plan to enter and run at this premier marathon event hurry up because the registration is possible until 08.07.2011.

I expect the registration to close earlier than the deadline date because registration is first come first served. Another sweetener is that it will be cheap for the first 10,000 people at 60 euros.

For online registration go to BERLIN MARATHON REGISTRATION SITE. They also have an option of paper registration. You can download the PDF-File. Print it, fill it out and send it to the organizers by postal mail.

Another option for registering for 2011 Berlin Marathon is by buying a tour package organized by tour operators. Talk to your travel advisor.

2010 Berlin Marathon Photos & Pictures

2010 Berlin marathon happened yesterday. 40,000 running fanatics braved the Berlin rain. As usual there were plenty of running spectators who were on site to capture the day in photos.

I found some awesome photos / pictures from 2010 Berlin, Germany marathon.
37. real,- BERLIN-MARATHON - be Berlin

Photo courtesy of Fernado, See Berlin Photos at his Flickr page. You may also see some of his work at Fernado’s photoblog

Samuel Wanjiru Vs Haile Gebrselassie – Who is Faster Runner

Haile Gebreselassie Vs Samuel Wanjiru. I had hoped this two will race together this year so that we can know who is the king of the full marathon.

Samuel Wanjiru had hoped to take on Haile at 2009 Berlin Marathon but he failed to get invitation to the Berlin Marathon from the organisers. I feel the organisers bowed to the demands of Haile who has previously been quoted saying he prefers to race against the clock rather than go head to head and worry about the athlete behind his neck.

After failing to challenge Haile in Berlin, Wanjiru has entered 2009 Chicago marathon. What is interesting is that Chicago is a flat course just like Berlin. If the weather cooperates, expect Wanjiru to attack Haile record time. Berlin Marathon is on September 20th While Chicago marathon will be on October 11th. After the Berlin marathon Wanjiru will have ample time to reflect and prepare to better Haile’s effort.

A local paper here in Kenya caught up with Samuel Wanjiru on a 35K run along Nyahururu – Gilgil road last monday and the 22 year old athlete played down the Berlin politics and insisted he is 100% focused on 2009 Chicago Marathon.

How To Breathe During A Marathon?

How do I breathe during marathon running? That is a question am asked by many of my readers.

My answer is simple, use your mouth and nose. I have never come across a perfect breathing style. I once tried to run with my mouth shut and tried to only breath with my nose but it never worked because it was very uncomfortable.

Breath Like the Pros

I watched Haile Gebreselassie run at 2008 Berlin marathon and I saw his teeth from start to finish, his mouth was always open.