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.
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
Wilson Chebet – Kenya
Vincent Kipruto – Kenya
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.
Philes Ongori – Kenya
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.
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.