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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?

Results from Bupa Great North Run 2010

Hail the King. At 37 Haile Gebrselassie has still got game! The ever smiling Ethiopian won the 2010 Bupa Great North Run half marathon.

Gebrselassie broke away at the halfway point to claim victory 1 minute 50 seconds ahead of Kenya’s Kiplimo Kimutai.

In the womens race it was a fellow Ethiopian Berhane Adere who won the 26 miles.

Top Three Male Finishers results 2010 Bupa Great North Run Half Marathon

1. Haile Gebrselassie – 59.33

2.Kiplimo Kimtai

3. Jaouad Gharib

Top Three Women Finishers results 2010 Bupa Great North Run Half Marathon

1. Berhane Adere – 68.49

2. Ana Dulce Felix

3. Marisa Barros

2010 Dubai Marathon Results : Haile Gebrselassie Dubai Marathon

The 2010 Stanchart Dubai marathon was beamed live on Satellite TV and I woke early morning to watch Haile Gebrselassie make another history by breaking his own marathon record.

It wasn’t to be

His highness Haile Gebrselassie came first at 2010 Stanchart Dubai Marathon. His winning time was 2hr 6min 9sec, just over two minutes outside his best. At 36 I think that is impressive time.

The Mystery of a Stiff Back!!

Believe it or not according to news coming from Dubai: Haile Gebrselassie woke up with a stiff back and had to be given intensive physiotherapy hours before the race. He fell asleep while watching television and woke up with a stiff back!!!!

The man was lucky he even managed to sleep on the night before the race, personally I never sleep before a marathon race.

Gebrselassie took the fatty $250,000 first prize (missing the $i Million bonus for breaking the record) ahead of Kenya’s Chala Dechase Beyene, and his Ethiopian compatriot Eshetu Wendimu Tisge finished third.

Mamitu Daska Molisa made it an Ethiopian cleansweep of titles as she won the women’s race in 2hr 24min 18sec, eight seconds ahead of Aberu Kebede Shewaye.

Meb Keflezighi Marathon Training : Altitude Training

Meb Keflezighi won the 2009 New York Marathon. Meb Keflezighi became the first US man to win the New York City Marathon since 1982. Meb has come a long way from being just a good runner to a great runner.

In 2000 summer Olympic games in Sydney he finished a disappointing 12th at 10,000 metres, a race that was won by Haile Gebrselassie.

After Sydney his coach, Bob Larsen realised if Meb is to compete with the East African runners he had to change his training tactics.

The Training Regimen That Boosted Running Speed and Power

According to an old New York times article of Meb Keflezighi, In 2001, Larsen persuaded Keflezighi to begin training at the 7,550-foot altitude of Mammoth Lakes to increase his oxygen-carrying capacity. Shortly after his first training regimen here, he set the American record of 27:13.98 at 10,000 meters.

Training at altitude took Meb from a good athlete to a great athlete

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.