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Caroline Rotitch Boston Marathon 2015 Female Winner – Run It Fast

Caroline Rotich is the Female Winner of the 2015 Boston Marathon (Results)

Caroline Rotitch Boston Marathon 2015 Female Winner - Run It Fast

Kenya’s Caroline Rotich had an amazing finish, blasting past Mare Dibaba (ETH) in the last 200 yards in becoming the 2015 female winner of the Boston Marathon. Rotich’s winning time was 2:24:55 with Dibaba in 2:24:59.

Third place went to Ethiopia’s Buzunesh Deba in 2:25:09.  Fourth place went to American Desiree Linden in 2:25:39.

2015 Boston Marathon Top 10 Women

  1. Caroline Rotich (KEN) – 2:24:55
  2. Mare Dibaba (ETH) – 2:24:59
  3. Buzunesh Deba (ETH) – 2:25:09
  4. Desiree Linden (USA) – 2:25:39
  5. Sharon Cherop (KEN) – 2:26:05
  6. Caroline Kilel (KEN) – 2:26:40
  7. Aberu Kebede (ETH) – 2:26:52
  8. Shure Demise (ETH) – 2:27:14
  9. Shalane Flanagan (USA) – 2:27:47
  10. Joyce Chepkirui (KEN) – 2:29:07

Ethiopia’s Lelisa Desisa Wins the 2015 Boston Marathon (Results)

Congrats to all of the finishers of the Boston Marathon!

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Boston Marathon Snow Covered Finish Line

The Boston Marathon Finish Line Has Been Shoveled…

Boston Marathon Snow Covered Finish Line

The big news today and all over social media was that the Boston Marathon finish line was shoveled out from under snow by a local bartender.

Tune back in tomorrow to see if anyone has done anything to solve world hunger or the sex trade industry.

Now ESPN’s Darren Rovell is reporting that, “Adidas has offered the guy who shoveled the Boston Marathon finish line (@loodini) an entry in this year’s race.”

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Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon Logo

Chickamauga Marathon Women’s Winner DQ’d for Finishing Too Fast

Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon Logo

Tabatha Hamilton was the female winner of the Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon on Saturday finishing in 2:55:39 seconds. A very fast time for a female finisher of any marathon. And even more impressive is the way she closed in posting one of the biggest negative splits in marathon history by running the last 13.1 miles in 49 minutes, after she had, in comparison, slowly ran the first half in 2 hours 6 minutes and 51 seconds.

Red flags were flown immediately upon analysis of the numbers and the race officials of the race disqualified Hamilton for finishing too fast aka cheating.

Race officials determined that it was impossible for Hamilton to cover the last half of the marathon in 49 minutes after finishing the first 13.1 miles in 2:06:51, according to the Chattanooga Track Club.

The 31-year-old Trenton, Ga., resident told at least one person, when asked if she did the full marathon, that she ran all 26.2 miles, crossed the final timing mat at 2 hours, 55 minutes, 39 seconds.

She was removed from the official results Sunday night.

Contacted early this afternoon, Hamilton told the Times Free Press that no one had told her she had been disqualified, and she insisted again that she completed the full marathon. She disputed the reported time for her first 13.1 miles, saying that her husband was looking at his watch as she ran by and called out to her then that she was at 1:36:51. [Chattanooga Times Free Press

Nashville’s Lillian Gilmer, from Nashville, finished a distance second in 3:21:28 to Hamilton but having actually ran all 26.2 miles. Gilmer has now been named the rightful winner of the 2014 Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon. Congratulations to Lillian!

More and more stories of cheating are starting to pop up at marathons and ultramarathons across the country. There is also probably a good bit of doping going on as well by those looking for a competitive edge to be the king or queen of the amateurs.

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New York City Marathon Medal 2014 – Run It Fast

New York City Marathon Medal (2014)

New York City Marathon Medal 2014 - Run It Fast

Here is the finisher’s medal from the New York City Marathon that took place on November 2, 2014 in New York City, New York.

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[medal photo submitted by Jorge Angel – @777jaah]

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Dublin Marathon Medal 2014 – Run It Fast

Dublin Marathon Medal (2014)

Dublin Marathon Medal 2014 - Run It Fast

Here is the finisher’s medal from the Dublin Marathon that took place on October 28, 2014 in Dublin, Ireland.

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[medal photo submitted by Niall Coppinger – @standupdouble]

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2014 New York City Marathon Winners Wilson Kipsang and Mary Keitany

Wilson Kipsang Wins the 2014 New York City Marathon (Results)

2014 New York City Marathon Winners Wilson Kipsang and Mary Keitany

Kenya’s Wilson Kipsang won the 2014 New York City Marathon this morning in a time of 2:10:59 with a final kick to best Ethiopia’s L. Desisa Benti who finished just 7 seconds back in 2:11:06.

Third place went to Gebre Gebremariam (Ethiopia) in 2:12:13.

Reigning Boston Marathon Champion, Meb Keflezighi (USA) finished in 4th place, first American, in 2:13:17. Fellow American’s Ryan Vail, 2:15:07, and Nick Arciniaga, 2:15:38, finished 9th and 10th to round out the top ten.

The women’s winner of the 2014 New York City Marathon was Kenya’s Mary Keitany in 2:25:04 just holding off fellow countrywoman Jemima Sumgong in 2:25:06

Portugal’s Sara Moreira made the podium with a third place finish of 2:25:59.

Desiree Linden was the first American woman to finish, 5th overall, in 2:28:10. The other Top 10 USA finisher was Annie Bersagel who finished in 2:33:01 for 10th place.

2014 New York City Marathon Elite Top 10 Results

NYC Marathon Male Results  NYC Marathon Female Results
1.  2:10:59 – Wilson Kipsang (KEN) 1.  2:25:04 – Mary Keitany (KEN)
2.  2:11:06 – Desisa Benti (ETH) 2.  2:25:06 – Jemima Sumgong (KEN)
3.  2:12:13 – Gebre Gebremariam (ETH) 3.  2:25:59 – Sara Moreira (POR)
4.  2:13:17 – Meb Keflezighi (USA) 4.  2:26:15 – Jelena Prokopcuka (LAT)
5.  2:13:24 – Stephen Kiprotich (UGA) 5.  2:28:10 – Desiree Linden (USA)
6.  2:13:43 – Geoffrey Mutai (KEN) 6.  2:28:12 – Rkia El Moukim (MAR)
7.  2:14:35 – Masato Imai (JPN) 7.  2:28:35 – Firehiwot Dado (ETH)
8.  2:14:50 – Cheruiyot Kirui (KEN) 8.  2:29:23 – Valeria Straneo (ITA)
9.  2:15:07 – Ryan Vail (USA) 9.  2:31:38 – Buzunesh Deba (ETH)
10. 2:15:38 – Nick Arciniaga (USA) 10. 2:33:01 – Annie Bersagel (USA)

Congrats to all the finishers of the 2014 New York City Marathon. #NYCMarathon

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Marine Corps Marathon Medal 2014 – Run It Fast

Marine Corps Marathon Medal (2014)

Marine Corps Marathon Medal 2014 - Run It Fast

Here is the finisher’s medal from the Marine Corps Marathon that took place on October 26, 2014 in Washington, D.C.

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[medal photo submitted by RIF #275 Jeff Liu – @LiuRunAlotJeff]

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Baystate Marathon Medal 2014 – Run It Fast

Baystate Marathon Medal (2014)

Baystate Marathon Medal 2014 - Run It Fast

Here is the finisher’s medal from the Baystate Marathon that took place on October 19, 2014 in Lowell, Massachusetts.

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[medal photo submitted by M – @ReadEatWriteRun]

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Grand Rapids Marathon 2014 – Run It Fast

Grand Rapids Marathon Medal (2014)

Grand Rapids Marathon 2014 - Run It Fast

Here is the finisher’s medal from the Grand Rapids Marathon that took place on October 18, 2014 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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[medal photo submitted by RIF #108 Mark Sikkila – @MarkSikkila]

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Atlantic City Marathon 2014 – Run It Fast

Atlantic City Marathon Medal (2014)

Atlantic City Marathon 2014 - Run It Fast

Here is the finisher’s medal from the Atlantic City Marathon that took place on October 19, 2014 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

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[medal photo submitted by RIF #126 Alicia Eno – @karhu262girl]

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