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2012 Rotterdam Marathon Results

I was watching 2012 Rotterdam marathon on Satelitte and the race has just ended.  As a Kenyan it was a bad day in the races because our Ethiopian rivals swept the podium.

Winner 2012 Rotterdam Marathon

Ethiopia’s Yemane Adhane Tsegay was the first to cross the finish line in 32nd ABN AMRO Marathon Rotterdam in a personal best of 2:04:47. Yemane won a spirited battle with compatriot Getu Feleke who finished second in 2:04:50. Both men set personal bests.

Kenya’s Moses Mosop tried bravely to catch the two Ethiopians in the final kilometers, but finished third in 2:05:02. His compatriot Peter Cheruiyot Kirui, another pre-race favorite, dropped out of the race.

Video Yemane Wins Rotterdam Marathon.

This is a BIG BIG improvement for Yemane, I remember at 2012 Dubai marathon the man ran his best marathon to finish in a PB of 2:06:2 but this was not good enough because eight other Ethiopians and two Kenyans ran faster than him. He was placed 10th.

Women Winner 2012 Rotterdam Marathon

Tiki Gelana won the women’s race in a new record time for the Rotterdam event of 2hr 18:57. Gelana has become a specialist in women marathons in Netherlands. I remember she also won last years Amsterdam marathon.

The reason why so many runners set a new PB is because Rotterdam marathon has a near flat course and if the weather is ideal like today then the stage is set for fast times.

 

 

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.

ABN AMRO Rotterdam Marathon 2011 Pictures & Photos

Pictures and Photos have been streaming in from ABN AMRO Rotterdam marathon 2011. Unlike previous years when the weather was horrendous, this years it was a no rain race.
Rotterdam Marathon 2011

The so-called “Magnificent Seven” Vincent Kipruto, Eliud Kiptanui, Wilson Chebet, Gilbert Kirwa (all Kenya), Feyisa Lilesa, Getu Feleke and Chala Dechase (all Ethiopian). They were tipped to break the world record! Image courtesy of Guus Krol @ Flicker.

To see more  Rotterdam Marathon 2011 Pictures & Photos visit Guus Krol Flickr Page. also see Kroobie Flickr Page.

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.

Destination Marathons Europe

Europe provides fantastic destination races. If you enjoy destination races, here’s five destination marathons across europe I recommend:

Athens Greece Marathon

The attraction for this that you tell people you ran the original marathon route. Any hard core runner must consider Athens marathon has his top destination marathon. Athens Marathon takes place every November.

Paris Marathon.

With over 40,000 runners taking part, this has to be the most popular destination marathon. I believe it has to do with the fact Paris is the most popular travel destination and many runners schedule their Paris travel for the weekend of Paris marathon. Paris marathon takes place in November.

London Marathon.

The London Marathon is fun and relaxed, because of the large number of runners who do the race to raise money for charity. Entry is by lottery, so make sure to send in your application early. The London marathon takes place every April.

Rome Marathon

For those runners that love everything Italian, making Rome marathon your destination marathon would be the perfect way to enjoy Rome scenery while running. Rome marathon will takes place in March.

Rotterdam Marathon.

If you are looking for a flat course then this is it. The flat-fast course makes it perfect for any runner who aims to qualify for Boston marathon. Many runners report achieving new PR at Rotterdam marathon.

Hope you consider these as part of your destination races europe.