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.
The first winner was Cassie Pellar who was disqualified shortly after the race for accepting aid – a water bottle – from a friend outside of the official water stations. The second place finisher, Jennifer Goebel, then took the first place. After a few days, supporters of Cassie posted a photo of Jennifer, the race photos showed Goebel with an iPod tucked into the waistband of her shorts. Since running with an ipod is against the rules she was stripped off her first place.
The third place finisher Canitz, a green 42 year old runner was elevated to first place.I wonder what dirt they will now dig out about her??? she better have her taxes in order.
Maasai are natural runners. Running long distances is in some ways a part of their culture and tradition. They’re used to heat and hills and to maintaining steady pace over long distance. They usually run in sandals made out of off-road tires. They call them “Michelins” or “Thousand Milers.” Photo of the a thousand milers