Archive | September, 2014

2014 Berlin Marathon Top 10 Results – Run It Fast

Kenya’s Dennis Kimetto Crushes Marathon World Record

The marathon World Record was crushed by Kenya’s Dennis Kimetto on Sunday at the Berlin Marathon where Dennis ran a 2:02:57 becoming the first human to ever break 2 hours and 3 minutes for 26.2 miles.

Kimetto took 26 seconds off the World Record that was set at last year’s Berlin Marathon by fellow countryman Wilson Kipsang.

Kimetto’s the best marathoner in the world having won three of the world’s six major marathons in the past year.

He kicked it up a notch to leave Emmanuel Mutai in his wake with less than 5 kilometers to go. Mutai’s second place finish broke the previous World Record as well. Mutai finished in 2:03:13. Ethiopia’s Abera Kuma took third in 2:05:56.

2014 Berlin Marathon Top 10 Results - Run It Fast

Kimetto ran a negative split, running the second half of the race 33 seconds than the first half. His WR pace for 26.2 miles was an astonishing 4 minutes and 41 seconds per mile.

Dennis Kimetto’s Marathon-ology

  1. Berlin Marathon – 2:02:57 (September 28, 2014) WR/Won
  2. Chicago Marathon – 2:03:45 (October 13, 2013) CR/Won
  3. Berlin Marathon – 2:04:16 (September 30, 2012) 2nd Place/1 second behind winner
  4. Tokyo Marathon – 2:06:50 (February 24, 2013) CR/Won

Kimetto plans to run next in the New York City Marathon in just a few weeks.

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Shia LaBeouf Metamarathon Squat in Amsterdam – Run It Fast

Actor Shia LaBeouf Runs ‘Metamarathon’ in Amsterdam

Shia LaBeouf Metamarathon Squat in Amsterdam - Run It Fast

Actor Shia Labeouf, known of late for his erratic off-screen behavior, ran what he dubbed a ‘#Metamarathon‘ over the weekend in Amsterdam (while wearing “day-glo spandex” or “violet and green lyca” depending upon the source).

The ‘Metamarathon’ consisted of Labeouf running 144 times around the Stedelijk museum in Amsterdam. No word yet on how far it actually is around the museum.

Museum curator Hendrik Folkerts tried to explain what the heck LaBeouf was doing running 144 circles around the outside of the museum to The Independent:

Hendrik Folkerts, the Stedelijk museum’s public curator, explained toAFP that he was hosting a conference about how the world would be perceived by children of the Eighties if they were similarly absorbed by social media and the cult of the celebrity.

“As we are having a ‘marathon’ conference inside the Stedelijk, we also wanted a reflection of that outside,” he said. “Nobody can do it better than Shia and the other artists at this performance.”

Shia posted on Twitter his Nike+ GPS data for his ‘Metamarathon’ which clearly shows that 26.87 miles were covered:

However, not so fast my friends! Although Shia’s Nike+ travelled 26.8 miles, it appears according to the museum’s Twitter feed that spectators could watch Shia run, run with him, or run FOR him, hmmmm!

A look at Shia’s Twitter feed in recent days shows the hard training he put into getting ready for his one-man race:

Shia LaBeouf  Metamarathon Training - Run It Fast

But perhaps he was leaving subtle clues days before the ‘race’ via Twitter to his rules for his marathon:

PERFORMANCES!

Congrats to Shia’s Nike+ on completing the one-man ‘Metamarathon.’

Watch Shia running his ‘Metamarathon’ with a Fellow Runner Below:

In all seriousness, Shia got many people out there to be physically active in running a lap with him or for him. And that’s a great thing to espouse to help inspire others to take up a healthier lifestyle.

PS: Remember to tell the next person that asks about your jogging that you are a performer not a jogger.

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Air Force Half Marathon Medal Demark cu 2014 – Run It Fast

Air Force Marathon & Half Marathon Medals (2014)

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Here are the finisher’s medals from the Air Force Marathon & Half Marathon that took place on September 20, 2014 in Dayton, Ohio.

The Marathon medal is above at the top of this post and the Half Marathon medal is below:

Air Force Half Marathon Medal Demark cu 2014 - Run It Fast

More Images of the Air Force Marathon & Half Marathon Medals

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[medal photos submitted by Larry Keister (@royalkeister), Jeff Van Demark (@66mustang16), Stephen (@stepheng73), and Proud Patriot (@fesman70)]

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Barkley Fall Classic Medal 2014 – Run It Fast

The Barkley Fall Classic Medal (2014)

Barkley Fall Classic Medal 2014 - Run It Fast

Here is the unique finisher’s medal from the The Barkley Fall Classic that took place on September 20, 2014 in Wartburg, Tennessee, at Frozen Head State Park.

An image of Barkley/Vol State 500K/Back Yard Ultra creator Lazarus Lake aka Gary Cantrell adorns the center of this medal, with the phrase ‘Where Bad Things Happen’ underneath his face, along with the name of the race at the top of the medal.

This was the inaugural running of The Barkley Fall Classic which takes place on the same gnarly and nasty trails that the infamous Barkley Marathons (100 Miler) takes place on in the Spring.

The Inaugural Barkley Fall Classic Results

The BFC was advertised as a 50K but almost every runner said it was closer to 35 or 36 miles. The course included over 10,000 feet of climbing and over 10,000 feet of descent as well.

RELATED: Lazarus Lake Births The Barkley Fall Classic

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[medal photo submitted by RIF #317 Tim Waz – follow him on Twitter @timwaz]

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Ironman Maryland Medal (2014)

Ironman Maryland Medal (2014)

Ironman Maryland Medal (2014)

Here is the finisher’s medal from the Ironman Maryland that took place on September 21, 2014 in Cambridge, Maryland.

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[medal photo submitted by Dustin Washam – follow him on Twitter @washamrunning]

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Reigate Half Marathon Medal 2014 – Run It Fast

Reigate Half Marathon Medal (2014)

Reigate Half Marathon Medal 2014 - Run It Fast

Here is the finisher’s medal from the Reigate Half Marathon that took place on September 21, 2014 in Reigate, England (United Kingdom).

This medal was designed by 9th grade student Izzy Wood from Reigate Grammar school.

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[medal photo submitted by Runners Knees – follow him on Twitter @runnersknees]

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Gorgeous Relay Medal 2014 – Run It Fast

Gorgeous Relay Medal (2014)

Gorgeous Relay Medal 2014 - Run It Fast

Here is the finisher’s wood from the Gorgeous Relay that took place on September 21, 2014 finishing in Portland, Oregon.

“We’ll start in Wyeth (just east of Cascade Locks), travel down the Gorge on the Historic Columbia River Highway, through Troutdale, onto the Fairview-Gresham Trail to connect to the Springwater Trail, finishing at Base Camp Brewing Company in Portland.”

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[medal photo submitted by Angie Gerber – follow her on Twitter @runningdaiz]

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Bristol Half Marathon Medal 2014 – Run It Fast

Bristol Half Marathon Medal (2014)

Bristol Half Marathon Medal 2014 - Run It Fast

Here is the finisher’s medal from the Bristol Half Marathon that took place on September 21, 2014 in Bristol, West England.

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[medal photo submitted by 102 MedalMissionMart – follow him on Twitter @greasygringo666]

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Los Angeles Dodgers 5K 2014 – Run It Fast

Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation 5K Medal (2014)

Los Angeles Dodgers 5K 2014 - Run It Fast

Here is the finisher’s medal from the inaugural Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation 5K that took place on September 21, 2014 in Los Angeles, California at Dodger Stadium.

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[medal photo submitted by Rackle – follow her on Twitter @kickingrox]

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VOTE: Best Race Medal for Week of September 15, 2014

VOTE: Best Race Medal for Week of September 15, 2014

Vote for the Best Race Medal for the Week of September 15, 2014 

(Poll to VOTE at bottom of the medal photos)

Stanky Creek 50K/25K Medal
Stanky Creek 50K-25K Medal - 2014 - Run It Fast

Maritime Race Weekend Medals
Maritime Race Weekend Medals - 2014 - Run It Fast

Belfast Half Marathon Medal
Belfast Half Marathon Medal 2014 - Run It Fast

Six Days in the Dome Buckle
Six Days in the Dome Buckle - 2014 - Run It Fast

Medellin De Las Flores Half Marathon Medal
Maraton Me Las Flores Medellin

Pine to Palm 100 Mile Endurance Buckle
Pine to Palm 100 Mile Buckle Bell 2014 - Run It Fast

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