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115th Boston Marathon Finisher’s Medal

115th Boston Marathon Finisher’s Medal (2011)

Here is a look at the 115th Boston Marathon finisher’s medal.  A classy and timeless piece of artwork for sure.

The 2011 race was the fastest Boston Marathon ever. Kenya’s Geoffrey Mutai won with the fastest time for a marathon ever in 2:03:02.

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[photo courtesy of Chris Estes]

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Geoffrey Mutai Sets Running World on Fire with 2:03:02 Boston Marathon Win (Male Results)

Geoffrey Mutai Sets Running World on Fire with 2:03:02 Boston Marathon Win (Male Results)

It was a perfect day for Kenaya Geoffrey Mutai at the running of the 115th Boston Marathon on Monday.  The weather was cool, there was a tailwind, and Mutai used both to his advantage in running the fastest Boston Marathon time ever in 2:03:02.

Fellow countryman Moses Mosop, in his marathon debut, was almost quite as successful, finishing just 4 seconds back in 2:03:06.  Ethiopian Gebre Gebremariam finished in third at 2:04:53.

American Ryan Hall ran the fastest marathon time ever by an American with a superb finishing time of 2:04:58.  A time that would have won last year’s Boston Marathon.

Place Bib Name Official Time State Country Ctz
1 2 Geoffrey Mutai 2:03:02 KEN
2 22 Moses Mosop 2:03:06 KEN
3 17 Gebregziabher Gebremariam 2:04:53 ETH
4 3 Ryan Hall 2:04:58 CA USA
5 12 Abreham Cherkos 2:06:13 ETH
6 1 Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot 2:06:43 KEN
7 9 Philip Kimutai Sanga 2:07:10 KEN
8 14 Deressa Chimsa 2:07:39 ETH
9 8 Bekana Daba 2:08:03 ETH
10 16 Robert Kipchumba 2:08:44 KEN
11 20 Peter Kamais 2:09:50 KEN
12 25 Juan Carlos R. Cardona Sr. 2:12:17 COL
13 4 Gilbert Yegon 2:13:00 KEN
14 78 Migidio Bourifa 2:13:45 ITA
15 26 Toyoyuki Abe 2:15:48 JPN

RELATED: Caroline Kilel Wins 2011 Boston Marathon (Female Results)

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Caroline Kilel Wins 2011 Boston Marathon (Female Results)

Caroline Kilel Wins 2011 Boston Marathon (Female Results)

Kenya’s Caroline Kilel held on to beat an amazing performance by American Desiree Davila by just two seconds to win the 115th Boston Marathon with a time of 2:22:36.

Davila finished 2 seconds back at 2:22:38 and third went to Kenya’s Sharon Cherop 2:22:42.

American Kara Goucher, who gave birth just this past year finished in 5th plaec at 2:24:52.

Place Bib Name Official Time State Country Ctz
1 F8 Caroline Kilel 2:22:36 KEN
2 F15 Desiree Davila 2:22:38 MI USA
3 F4 Sharon Cherop 2:22:42 KEN
4 F24 Caroline Rotich 2:24:26 KEN
5 F12 Kara Goucher 2:24:52 OR USA
6 F9 Dire Tune 2:25:08 ETH
7 F18 Werknesh Kidane 2:26:15 ETH
8 F51 Yoland B. Caballero 2:26:17 COL
9 F10 Alice Timbilili 2:26:34 KEN
10 F20 Yuliya Ruban 2:27:00 UKR
11 F5 Tirfi Tsegaye 2:27:29 ETH
12 F21 Woynishet Girma 2:28:48 ETH
13 F19 Hellen Mugo 2:29:06 KEN
14 F17 Silvia Skvortsova 2:29:14 RUS
15 F14 Tatyana Pushkareva 2:29:20 RUS

Congrats to all of these ladies and all finishers today in Boston.

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Chris Estes after finishing his First Boston Marathon (2011)

Photos from the 2011 Boston Marathon

Here is a compilation of photos from the 2011 Boston Marathon (and expo).  The Marathon takes place on April 18, 2011.

Most of the photos below were sent in to us by Run It Fast contributor Chris ‘The Beast’ Estes.  Chris is running his first Boston Marathon. He qualified in just his third marathon, the Tupelo Marathon in Tupelo, Mississippi.

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2011 Boston Marathon Closed

2011 Boston Marathon Filled Up in Just 8 Hours

The Boston Marathon is a Super Bowl of sorts for marathon runners.  There is usually around 25,000 spots for the race with 6,000 of those going to charities and corporations.  That leaves around 19,000 coveted positions for runners who BQ’ed (Boston Qualified) at marathon races throughout the country over the past year.

Last year it took nearly two months for the race to fill up.  Every year before that you could register almost up until race day for the most part.

Yesterday, the first day you could register for the 2011 Boston Marathon, the race filled up in just eight hours.  26,800 runners registered on the Boston Athletic Association website between 9:00 AM and 5:03 PM.

Extreme marathoner Chuck ‘Marathonjunkie’ Engle and others kept dibs on Facebook as the registration numbers kept rising throughout the day. Engle and others claimed computer issues with the Boston Marathon website made it hard early on in the day to sign up.

What does all of that mean?  It means a lot of runners that set the goal of running Boston and qualified at a race during the past year will have to try to qualify again now for the 2012 Boston Marathon.

It does seem a bit harsh and unfair.  One day, one shot, one good internet connection in order to run the Super Bowl of marathons.

Well, there is always next year….maybe!

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