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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

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.

Zola Budd Barefoot Running Technique

If Ethiopias’ Abebe Bikila is the god father of barefoot running(He won 1960 Rome Olympic marathon running barefoot) then South African Zola Budd is the god mother of barefoot running.

South African running sensation Zola Budd was a die hard devotee of the art of running barefoot. Budd trained and raced barefoot.

In 1984 aged 17 she set a New world record in 5000 meters while running barefoot.

Back then running barefoot was seen as a crazy idea but now experts seem to tell us running barefoot is not a crazy idea after all. In fact that is how we should be running.

From Science daily

Scientists have found that those who run barefoot, or in minimal footwear, tend to avoid “heel-striking,” and instead land on the ball of the foot or the middle of the foot. In so doing, these runners use the architecture of the foot and leg and some clever Newtonian physics to avoid hurtful and potentially damaging impacts, equivalent to two to three times body weight, that shod heel-strikers repeatedly experience.