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Mary Keitany London Marathon Women Only World Record – Run It Fast

Mary Keitany Breaks Women’s Only World Record at London Marathon

Mary Keitany London Marathon Women Only World Record - Run It Fast

Kenya’s Mary Keitany made marathon history at the London Marathon on Sunday when she ran the fastest marathon ever in a ‘Women’s Only’ marathon with a time of 2:17:01.

The IAAF recognizes two world records for women, a “Mixed Gender” record of 2:15:25, set by Paula Radcliffe of the United Kingdom on April 13, 2003 at the London Marathon, and a (pending ratification) “Women Only” record of 2:17:01, set by Mary Keitany, on April 23, 2017 at the London Marathon. – Wikipedia

It is Keitany’s third time to win the London Marathon.

Mary Keitany London Marathon Time Women Only World Record - Run It Fast

Super fast and impressive job by Mary.  One day Radcliffe’s mixed women’s record will fall but the fact that it has stood for 14 years and has had little competition in that time is a testament to what a performance Paula but down back at the London Marathon in 2003.

Daniel Wanjiru London Marathon 2017 Winner - Run It Fast

Fellow Kenyan Daniel Wanjiru won the men’s race with a time of 2:05:48.

images: @LondonMarathon

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Geoffrey Kirui Wins Boston Marathon

Geoffrey Kirui Wins 2017 Boston Marathon Over Galen Rupp (Results)

Geoffrey Kirui Wins Boston Marathon

Kenya’s Geoffrey Kirui broke away from American Galen Rupp over the last 2 miles to win the 2017 Boston Marathon in 2:09:37.  Rupp finished 20 seconds behind in 2:09:57.

Both men broke away from a large pack of elites with about 10k to go. Many thought Rupp would outkick Kirui to the finish but that simply wasn’t the case as Kirui broke away with ease to secure the victory.

Top 10 Boston Marathon Men

  1. Geoffrey Kirui – 2:09:37 (KEN)
  2. Galen Rupp – 2:09:57 (USA)
  3. Suguru Osako – 2:10:28 (JPN)
  4. Shadrack Biwott – 2:12:08 (USA)
  5. Wilson Chebet – 2:12:35 (KEN)
  6. Abdi Abdirahman – 2:12:45 (USA)
  7. Agustus Maiyo – 2:13:16 (USA)
  8. Dino Sefir – 2:14:26 (ETH)
  9. Luke Puskedra – 2:14:45 (USA)
  10. Jared Ward – 2:15:28 (USA)

American Meb Keflezighi finished 2:17:01 in what he has said will be his last Boston Marathon as an elite competitor. His last race will be the New York City Marathon. Big thank you to Meb for all he has done for the sport and marathoning in the USA.

Congrats to Geoffrey and all the elite men on great performances today.

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Edna Kiplagat Wins Boston Marathon 2017

Kenya’s Edna Kiplagat Wins 2017 Boston Marathon (Women) – Results

Edna Kiplagat Wins Boston Marathon 2017
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Kenya’s Edna Kiplagat dominated the 2017 Boston Marathon winning the 121st running of the prestigious race in a time of 2:21:51

She led nearly from wire to wire and over the second half of the race she had no one close to her.

Congrats to Edna on an amazing and dominant performance.

Boston Marathon Top 10 Women:

  1. Edna Kiplagat – 2:21:51 (KEN)
  2. Rose Chelimo – 2:22:51 (BRN)
  3. Jordan Hasay – 2:23:00 (USA)
  4. Des Linden – 2:25:06 (USA)
  5. Gladys Cherono – 2:27:20 (KEN)
  6. Valentine Kipketer – 2:29:35 (KEN)
  7. Buzunesh Deba – 2:30:58 (ETH)
  8. Brigid Kosgei – 2:32:48 (KEN)
  9. Diane Nukuri – 2:32:24 (BDI)
  10. Ruti Aga – 2:33:26 (ETH)

Amazing performances by all the lead women.

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Laz’s Regret with Gary Robbins Near Barkley Finish

Lazarus Lake explains the hectic and chaos at the finish of The Barkley Marathons yesterday when Gary Robbins arrived at the yellow gate after 60 hours 00 minutes 06 seconds.

Here is what he said to clarify what happened at The Yellow Gate:

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Explained in a way only Laz can explain.

Congrats to John Kelly on becoming the 16th finisher of The Barkley Marathons. Big tip of the hat as well to Gary Robbins on an amazing effort that was just barely short. True #RunItFast Grit.

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Barkley Marathon Finisher John Kelly

John Kelly Becomes 15th Runner Ever to Complete Barkley Marathons

Barkley Marathon Finisher John Kelly

Ultrarunner John Kelly just become the 15th person EVER to complete The Barkley Marathons 100 Miler in a time of 59:30:53 less than 30 minutes before the 60 hour cut off.

You can follow John on Twitter @RndmForestRnnr

Canadian Gary Robbins reached the yellow gate 6 seconds after the 60 hour cutoff in 60:00:06 with all the book pages but was 6 seconds late and had gotten lost returning on the wrong trail. Amazing, amazing effort by Gary. Congrats to him as well. The most painful near Barkley finish ever. Video of an emotional Gary reaching the gate seconds too late can be viewed on our Twitter HERE.

Barkley Marathons Finishers
18 finished by 15 runners

– 1995 Mark Williams 59:28:48 New record
– 2001 David Horton 58:21:00 New record, Blake Wood 58:21:01
– 2003 Ted “Cave Dog” Keizer 56:57:52 New record
– 2004 Mike Tilden 57:25:18, Jim Nelson 57:28:25
– 2008 Brian Robinson 55:42:27 New record
– 2009 Andrew Thompson 57:37:19
– 2010 Jonathan Basham 59:18:44
– 2011 Brett Maune (1) 57:13:33
– 2012 Brett Maune (2) 52:03:08 Current record,  Jared Campbell (1) 56:00:16, John Fegyveresi 59:41:21
– 2013 Nick Hollon 57:39:24, Travis Wildeboer 58:41:45
– 2014 Jared Campbell (2) 57:53:20
– 2016 Jared Campbell (3) 59:32:30
– 2017 John Kelly 59:30:53

Laz’s Regret with Gary Robbins Near Barkley Finish

source: Wikipedia

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