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Larry Johnson 93-94 Teal Hornets Warmup Jacket

Hot or Not? 2016 Boston Marathon Jacket Getting Heat

2016 Boston Marathon Jacket

Adidas released photos for the 2016 Boston Marathon runner’s jacket today and most on social media weren’t taking too kindly to the Faberge egg like colors (albeit with some humor).


They remind me of the 1993 Charlotte Hornets warmup jackets that Larry ‘Grandmama’ Johnson and Alonzo Mourning used to wear.

Larry Johnson 93-94 Teal Hornets Warmup Jacket

See?? I think the Hornets might have a beef with Adidas and Boston copying their early 90’s teal jackets.

2016 Boston Marathon Jacket Model

Well on the bright side at least the Boston Marathon jacket will match Adidas’ new shoe they just released:

Remember it’s just a jacket and that there are many runners who BQ’d but were locked out with the cutoff this year for getting into the race. They would love this ‘ugly’ jacket.

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Ryan Seacrest Interviews Meb Keflezighi After Winning the Boston Marathon

Ryan Seacrest Interviews Meb Keflezighi After Winning the Boston Marathon

Media mogul Ryan Seacrest interviewed 2014 Boston Marathon winner Meb Keflezighi early this morning on his radio show On Air with Ryan Seacrest on KIIS FM based in Los Angeles.

“It makes me appreciate life. It took 31 years for an American to win it, but most importantly it was a very meaningful victory, not for me, but for Boston, for San Diego, for United States and people who help me and the world!”

Listen to the complete interview above!

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Meb Keflezighi’s Interview with Runner’s World After Winning the Boston Marathon (Video)

Meb Keflezighi’s Interview with Runner’s World After Winning the Boston Marathon (Video)

Below you will find an interesting 8 minute interview 2014 Boston Marathon winner Meb Keflezighi did with Runner’s World just a couple hours after winning his first Boston Marathon.

He says in the interview that it’s by far the top accomplishment in his well decorated running career.

Well done, Meb!

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2014 Boston Marathon Meb Keflezighi Crowned – Run It Fast

Meb Keflezighi Wins the 2014 Boston Marathon (Top 10 Male Results)

American Meb Keflezighi won the 118th Boston Marathon earlier today with a time of 2:08:37.

Meb after the race, “It was my dream to win Boston and to make it just like the Red Sox did and do the same thing for the people.”

He kept looking over his shoulder the last three miles to see how much distance he had on Chebet. He stated afterwards, “Looking back is not a bad thing, it can save you a win.”

He had enough left in his tank to hold off Kenya’s Wilson Chebet who finished 11 seconds behind the San Diego native in 2:08:48. Chebet’s fellow countryman Frankline Chepwony finished just two seconds behind him in 2:08:50.

Top 10 Boston Marathon Male Finishers:
1. Meb Keflezighi (San Diego, Calif.) 2:08:37
2. Wilson Chebet (KEN) 2:08:48
3. Frankline Chepwony (KEN) 2:08:50
4. Vitaliy Shafar (UKR) 2:09:37
5. Markos Geneti (ETH) 2:09:50
6. Joel Kimurer (KEN) 2:11:03
7. Nick Arciniaga (Flagstaff, Ariz.) 2:11:47
8. Jeffrey Eggleston (Boulder, Colo.) 2:11:57
9. Paul Lonyangata (KEN) 2:12:34
10. Adil Annani (MAR) 2:12:43

Super congrats to Meb on such a historic day in Boston. Chebet and Chepwony were great as well reaching the podium. Congrats as well to fellow Americans Nick Arciniaga and Adil Annani on their top 10 finishes.

American Ryan Hall finished in 20th place in 2:17:50.

Rita Jeptoo Wins the 2014 Boston Marathon (Top 10 Female Results)

Photos of Meb’s 2014 Boston Marathon Win

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2014 Boston Marathon Medal – Run It Fast

118th Boston Marathon Medal (2014)

Here is the much coveted and historic finisher’s medal from the 118th Boston Marathon that was held on April 21, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Congrats to all who qualified, ran, and finished the 2014 Boston Marathon!

Running Medals Trophy Case

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Meb Keflezighi Wins the 2014 Boston Marathon, Crosses Tape 1st – Run It Fast

2014 Boston Marathon Live Blog/Coverage

Live blog and coverage of the Boston Marathon on April 21, 2014. The race starts at 9:30am ET. Our coverage will start a few minutes before.

(REFRESH for Updates)

Top 10 Boston Marathon Male Finishers:
1. Meb Keflezighi (San Diego, Calif.) 2:08:37
2. Wilson Chebet (KEN) 2:08:48
3. Frankline Chepwony (KEN) 2:08:50
4. Vitaliy Shafar (UKR) 2:09:37
5. Markos Geneti (ETH) 2:09:50
6. Joel Kimurer (KEN) 2:11:03
7. Nick Arciniaga (Flagstaff, Ariz.) 2:11:47
8. Jeffrey Eggleston (Boulder, Colo.) 2:11:57
9. Paul Lonyangata (KEN) 2:12:34
10. Adil Annani (MAR) 2:12:43

12:14pm – Only fitting that Meb wins this historic 2014 Boston Marathon one year after the traumatic events of last year’s race.

12:09pm – MEB WINS!!!!!!! 2014 Boston Marathon Winner – Meb Keflezighi fist pumping, urging the crowd on as he approaches the tape! (via @BostonMarathon)

12:08pm – < 1000m to go for Meb. Let's go MEB!!! #runitfast 12:06pm - Last USA win at Boston was in 1983. Meb's drained near empty and second place is making up ground fast. Wilson Chebet is the chaser. 12:05pm - Meb is past 25 miles. Meb 2:02:32 at 25 12:00pm - Meb is at mile 23 with a 4:56 split. Can he? It's sure looking that way.

Top 10 Boston Marathon Female Finishers
1. Rita Jeptoo (KEN) 2:18:57
2. Buzunesh Deba (ETH) 2:19:59
3. Mare Dibaba (ETH) 2:20:35
4. Jemima Jelagat Sumgong 2:20:41
5. Meselech Melkamu (ETH) 2:21:28
6. Aleksandra Duliba (BLR) 2:21:29
7. Shalane Flanagan (USA) 2:22:02
8. Sharon Cherop (KEN) 2:23:00
9. Philes Ongori (KEN) 2:23:22
10. Desiree Linden (USA) 2:23:54

11:58am – Women’s elite winner Rita Jeptoo’s (KEN) 2:28:57 time is a course record. (via @BostonMarathon) Congrats on the repeat and 3rd Boston win. 8th fastest female marathon ever.

11:56am – Shalane Flanagan sets US record for fastest time at Boston Marathon in 2:21:01

11:55am – BOSTON MARATHON FEMALE WINNER: Rita Jeptoo (KEN) sets a course record (~2:18:57) to win the women’s 2014 Boston Marathon. Congrats to Rita who was so strong in finishing.

11:52am – 9 minutes away from Rita Jeptoo winning the Boston Marathon. Meb continues to kick and lead the men.

11:51am – 5:12 mile for Meb over Heartbreak Hill.

11:49am – Rita Jeptoo just knocked off a 4:47 split at mile 24. She is less than 2 miles from winning the 2014 Boston Marathon.

11:48am – Last year’s third place finisher in the men’s field Gebregziabher Gebremariam (ETH) has dropped out of the race at mile 15. (via @BostonMarathon)

11:45am – At 23 miles, the 2013 and 2006 Boston Marathon champion, Rita Jeptoo (KEN), establishes a large lead over the pack (2:03:01/5:14 split). (via @BostonMarathon)

11:44am – Meb is past mile 20 still looking pretty strong. Few signs of fatigue popping up.

11:41am – Amazing that the rest of the elite men have disappeared. Meb is having a great race but he is not blazing the course.

11:39am – Meb Keflezighi turns in a 4:58 clip to reach mile 18 in 1:28:04. (via @BostonMarathon) and 4:47 to mile 19.

11:34am – Mare Dibiba leads the women at mile 21. Meb continues to lead the men and has a large lead of 15 seconds.

11:30am – The women have hit mile 20 and Buzunesh Deba has taken the lead. 4 women remain in lead back. Flanagan has fallen off and out of the lead back.

11:27am – Meb is at mile 16 and his last mile split was 4:37.

11:22am – Meb looks extremely strong yet very relaxed. 25K in 1:15:59

11:21am – Meb has turned it up and is starting to put a bit of distance on Boit. The rest of the elite men must have stopped for a nap because they are no where in the picture at this point.

11:19am – Shalane is looking a bit more strained. 6 elite women are on her shoulder likely waiting for the chance to try to drop the hammer on Flanagan. A very impressive race by Flanagan no matter what happens from this point forward.

11:11am – Meb Keflezighi and Josphat Boit hit the half way point at 1:04.20. Their lead is up to 38 seconds and they are well alone in front of the other elite men.

11:09am – Women are at mile 17. Flanagan starting to get pushed and challenged a bit. (1:30:17)

11:04am – Tatyana McFadden (USA) wins her second straight push rim title (time: 1:35:06). (via @BostonMarathon)

11:02am – We are less than 60 min from having a female winner of the 118th Boston Marathon.

11:00am – 2014 Boston Marathon Finisher’s Medal (Pic)

10:59am – Shalane has been nothing less than dominant to this point. She might be putting something magical together today, but there is a lot of race left.

10:51am – Shalane hits the halfway point and is leading the women at a course record pace. She hit 13.1 in 1:09:25.

10:50am – Meb Keflezighi leading the men’s field at mile 8 by about eight seconds. Total time 39:10, 4:54 split. (via @BostonMarathon)

10:49am – Women are near the half way point. Shalane still up front. Ryan Hall has picked up the pace and is pacing the elite men at this point.

10:42am – Ernst Van Dyk breaks the tape to claim his 10th Boston Marathon title (wheelchair)!

10:41am – The elite women, continued to be led by Shalane Flanagan, are approaching Wellesley College.

10:35am – Flanagan continues to lead the women. Men’s elite led by Hall (USA), Keflezighi (USA) and Markos Geneti (ETH) run a 10k in 30:28. (via @BostonMarathon)

10:32am – Almost an exclusively white field of runners behind the elites today. Hopefully our sport can diversify over the next decade.

10:31am – Elite women pack down to 7 with Shalane leading the group.

10:30am – Wave #2 has been released and thousands more men and women have begin their journey towards Boston.

10:27am – Still a large pack of elite men bundled together. Slow pace so far. It’ll pick up once one of these elite men is tired of plodding along and believes he can get out and put some distance on everyone.

10:25am – The men’s field goes through mile 4 in 19:29 (~2:08:00 pace). (via @BostonMarathon)

10:24am – Men 24 sec behind world record pace at the 5k point.

10:23am – 19 min in and USA’s Meb is leading the 118th Boston Marathon.

10:19am – Tatyana McFadden (USA) distances herself in at mile 15 for the wheelchair women lead (52:21) (via @BostonMarathon)

10:16am – The elite pack of men is currently being led by Americans Ryan Hall and Meb.

10:14am – At the 10K mark (Framingham), Buzunesh Deba (ETH) and Flanagan (USA) pace the elite women’s lead pack (32:32). (via @BostonMarathon)

10:08am – 4:49 pace for the elite men through mile 1.

10:04am – Ernst Van Dyk leads the men’s chair through mile 12 in 34:39. (via @BostonMarathon)

Boston Marathon Qualifying Times/Standards

10:03am – The elite men and corral 1 is off! [TV talking head disses women, “And now it feels like the Boston Marathon has officially begun!”]

10:00am – Lelisa Desisa, last year’s winner, donning bib #1.

9:59am – The elite men are being introduced. Will a course record happen today?

9:57am – Flanagan back up front 24 min in after catching back up after the refueling station. Deba is next within the lead back behind Flanagan.

9:56am – I agree that Abdi strongly resembles Kobe Bryant facially.

9:55am – 5 minutes until the elite men start. How will Americans Ryan and Meb do today?

9:54am – Women field cross the 5K at a blazing 16:10 Flanagan (USA) continues to lead the 12 runner pack. (via @bostonmarathon)

9:52am – Fun Fact: It takes over 10,000 volunteers to put on the Boston Marathon.

9:50am – Shalane Flanagan continues to lead the lead elite women pack with about 10 runners in it.

9:47am – Dick and Ricky Hoyt just started with the rest of the push chairs.

9:46am – Fast start for the women. 5min9sec for the first mile by leader Shalane Flanagan.

9:45am – 15 minutes until the elite men start!

9:33am – The elite women have started! The strongest and deepest field according to many local experts and commentators.

9:31am – The introductions of the elite runners are taking place and we are moments away from the start of the 118th Boston Marathon. 57 degrees for the start of the race.

9:30am ET – Official start time for the elite male and female athletes.

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Boston Marathon 2014 Logo – Run It Fast

2014 Boston Marathon Elite Runners (Male & Female)

Here is a look at the elite male and female runners that will be running the 2014 Boston Marathon on April 21, 2014 at 9:30AM ET.

18-39 Age Group Female
F24 Aparecida da Silva, Adriana 2:29:17 F 32 Sao Paulo BRA BRA
F21 Burla, Serena 2:28:01 F 31 Stafford VA USA USA
F9 Chepchichir, Flomena 2:23:00 F 32 Embu KEN KEN
F6 Cherop, Sharon 2:22:28 F 30 Marakwet KEN KEN
F10 Deba, Buzunesh 2:23:19 F 26 Arsi ETH ETH
F2 Dibaba, Mare 2:19:52 F 24 Shoa ETH ETH
F12 Duliba, Aleksandra 2:23:44 F 26 Minsk BLR BLR
F14 Esayias, Yeshi 2:24:06 F 28 Arsi ETH ETH
F17 Flanagan, Shalane 2:25:38 F 32 Portland OR USA USA
F22 Higuchi, Noriko 2:28:49 F 28 Kyoto JPN JPN
F1 Jeptoo, Rita 2:19:57 F 33 Eldoret KEN KEN
F7 Kilel, Caroline 2:22:34 F 33 Bomet KEN KEN
F5 Kirwa, Eunice 2:21:41 F 28 Kapsabet KEN KEN
F8 Linden, Desiree 2:22:38 F 30 Rochester Hills MI USA USA
F20 Marchant, Lanni 2:28:00 F 30 London ON CAN CAN
F25 Melkamu, Meselech 2:21:01 F 29 Addis Ababa ETH ETH
F23 Nelson, Adriana 2:28:52 F 34 Fort Collins CO USA USA
F16 Oljira, Belaynesh 2:25:01 F 23 Wellega ETH ETH
F15 Ongori, Philes 2:24:20 F 27 Kisii KEN KEN
F11 Petrova Arkhipova, Tatiana 2:23:29 F 31 Cheboksary RUS RUS
F3 Sumgong, Jemima Jelagat 2:20:48 F 29 Nandi KEN KEN
18-39 Age Group Male
18 Abdirahman, Abdi 2:08:56 M 35 Tucson AZ USA USA
14 Annani, Adil 2:07:43 M 33 Marrakesh MAR MAR
17 April, Lusapho 2:08:32 M 31 Uitenhage RSA RSA
22 Arciniaga, Nicholas 2:11:30 M 30 Flagstaff AZ USA USA
25 Bowen, Matthew 2:10:57 M 31 Marakwet KEN KEN
7 Chebet, Wilson 2:05:27 M 28 Marakwet KEN KEN
11 Chepkwony, Frankline 2:06:11 M 29 Koibatek KEN KEN
1 Desisa, Lelisa 2:04:45 M 24 Ambo ETH ETH
24 Eggleston, Jeffrey 2:12:03 M 29 Boulder CO USA USA
4 Gebremariam, Gebre 2:04:53 M 29 Tigray ETH ETH
5 Geneti, Markos 2:04:54 M 29 Addis Ababa ETH ETH
20 Gotcher, Brett 2:10:36 M 29 La Selva Beach CA USA USA
6 Hall, Ryan 2:04:58 M 31 Redding CA USA USA
21 Hartmann, Jason 2:11:06 M 33 Boulder CO USA USA
19 Keflezighi, Meb 2:09:08 M 38 San Diego CA USA USA
3 Kimetto, Dennis 2:03:45 M 30 Eldoret KEN KEN
16 Kimurer, Joel 2:07:48 M 26 Iten KEN KEN
12 Kogo, Micah 2:06:56 M 27 Eldoret KEN KEN
15 Lonyangata, Paul 2:07:44 M 31 Eldoret KEN KEN
8 Regassa, Tilahun 2:05:27 M 24 Dukem ETH ETH
23 Shafar, Vitaliy 2:11:52 M 32 Lutsk UKR UKR

[source: BAA]

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Boston Marathon – Boston Strong Ribbon Logo – Run It Fast

One Year Removed from the Boston Marathon Bombing We Remember ‘The Strong’

On the one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing we remember not only those that lost their lives or were injured on that tragic day, but we remember all of the heroic first responders, police officers, volunteers, and fellow runners that helped injured runners, spectators, loved ones, and brought reassurance to all that were shaken on that gloomy Boston afternoon.

What we learned that day is that runners are an extremely tight knit community, even if we come from various backgrounds, beliefs, and ideologies.

The city of Boston’s police, firefighters, first aid responders, hospitals, and doctors were flawless that day during extremely traumatic circumstances.

Marathon runners and their families that day found solace in each other’s embrace, warmth, and strength as a group.  The rest of us runners that weren’t there united in prayer while raising support emotionally and financially in order to keep spirits afloat.  We used our legs in the ensuing weeks to show that two deranged bombers couldn’t terrorize us from racing or scare us away from running.

It’s catchy to say ‘Boston Strong!’ but in actuality it’s ‘Runner Strong!’  Runners from all over the United States and globe have each other’s backs in good times, bad times, and when terror strikes we unite closer than most countries do during an attack or natural disaster.

Running has helped thousands of runners overcome addiction, loss of life, pain, and create a new and healthier lifestyle. So inherently it’s a very strong group. Running only makes us stronger and closer. When something like the bombing at the Boston Marathon happens strengthens our bond and shows the very best of all of us.

So today we remember those we lost and those that lost limb or health that day. We raise them up, not just with our legs, but with our hearts and in remembrance, not only today, but every time we lace up our running shoes or simply think about them.

-Joshua Holmes

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Boston Marathon Elite Men Mile 16 – Run It Fast – 2013

Live Blog: 117th Boston Marathon Coverage

LIVE BLOG – 117th BOSTON MARATHON (REFRESH for Frequent Updates) 


3:16pmExplosions Go Off at Boston Marathon, Dozens Injured: Race STOPPED

3:07pm – OH NO! There has been two explosions reported at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. THE RACE HAS BEEN STOPPED! Let’s pray for everyone out there.

2:42pm – Run It Fast – Club Member David Wingard finishes the Boston Marathon in 3:58:37. Congrats to RIF David on his impressive day in Bean Town.

2:21pm – Run It Fast – Club Member Dallas ‘Diamond D’ Smith finishes the Boston Marathon in 3:39:08 and finishes fourth place in his age division. Not bad for a 72 year old at Boston. #RunItFast – Read his books!

2:03pm – Run It Fast – Club Member Michelle ‘Mom of 6’ Walker finishes her first Boston Marathon in 3:36:58. Congrats to Ms. Brady.

1:30pm – Run It Fast – Club Member Steven ‘Thunder’ Lee has finished the 2013 Boston Marathon in 3:23:44. Congrats to Steven and Nadia.

1:29pm – Run It Fast – Club Member Nadia Ruiz has finished the 2013 Boston Marathon in 3:21:17 which is just a couple minutes off her PR.

1:26pmRIF UPDATES: Kerri Haskins 2:29:17-Half, David Wingard 2:14:22-25k, Nadia Ruiz 3:10:31-40k, Kathleen Shirley 2:21:30-25k, Kenneth Williams 2:23:41-25k, Diane Bolton 2:35:06-25k, Dallas Smith 2:28:17-30k, Chuck Engle finished 2:55:55

1:18pmRun It Fast – Club Member JD Leman finishes the 2013 Boston Marathon in 3:14:29. Congrats to JD on a speedy run.

1:15pm – Run It Fast – Dallas Smith has reached the 30k mark in 2:28:17 which has the 73 year old on pace for a 3:28 finish.

1:09pm – Blister In the Sun (BITS) race director Josh Hite finishes the 2013 Boston Marathon in 3:03:57. Where will his partner in crime, RIF’er Dallas Smith, land? Will Dallas win his age division this year after two second place finishes. Dallas is 73 and FAST. He’s also written a couple of great books of running stories, ‘Going Down Slow,’ and ‘Falling Forward.’

12:57pmRun It Fast – Club member Chuck ‘Marathonjunkie’ Engle has finished the Boston Marathon in 2:55:56. Great run for the marathon legend who has over 250 marathon wins to his name. #RunMore #RunItFast

12:48pm – Great day of really amazing performances at Boston. The women were amazing. It was the Ana Dulce Felix show early on as she opened up a big lead after Caballero, from Columbia, blistered the early miles. Rita Jeptoo’s experience was too much though as she came on strong to win her second Boston Marathon in dominating fashion.

12:40pmRun It Fast – Club Updates: Dallas Smith 1:43:11-Half, Michelle Walker 2:04:57-25k, Chuck Engle 2:22:30-35k, Diane Bolton 1:34:14-15k, Kenneth ‘Marathon Koach’ Williams 1:53:28-20k, Kathleen Shirley 1:52:06-20k, Steven Lee 46:27-10k, Nadia Ruiz 2:20:08-30k, JD Leman 2:37:08-35k, Kerri Haskins 1:42:53-Half, David Wingard 1:52:29-Half.

12:30pm – More updates to come very shortly as we’ll track Run It Fast – Clubbers to the finish.

12:23pm – Top 10 American Finishes: Men – 4. Jason Hartmann 2:12:12, 9. Daniel Tapia 2:14:30, 10. Craig Leon 2:14:38. Women – 4. Shalane Flanagan 2:27:08, 6. Kara Goucher 2:28:11

12:19pm – Lelisa Desisa Wins the 2013 Boston Marathon (Elite Male RESULTS)

12:13pm – Second place goes to Micah Koga (ETH) and third goes to the great Gebre Gebremariam (KEN). Jason Hartmann (USA) will take 4th place. A repeat performance for him last year. Very well done by all.

12:12pmEthiopia’s Lelisa Desisa WINS the 2013 BOSTON MARATHON in 2:10:23

12:09pm – It’s going to be either Gebre, Desisa or Micah Kogo. Desisa looks to be the strongest.

12:08pm – Less than 1 mile to go.

12:07pm – American Kara Goucher finished 6th place.

12:06pm – Three men in the fight for the win. It’s going to be an epic finish.

12:01pm – Rita Jeptoo Wins the 2013 Boston Marathon (Elite Women Results)

12:00pm – Shalane Flanagan (USA) finishes in 4th. Third went to Sharon Cherop, second to Meseret Hailu.

11:58am – 400 meters to go for the women and Rita Jeptoo is going to WIN the 2013 BOSTON MARATHON!!

11:56am – Men: Lead pack down to just 4 that includes Gebre and Wesley Korir.

11:54am – Women: Flanagan is seven seconds behind the lead three, Jeptoo, Sharon Cherop (KEN) and Meseret Hailu Debele (KEN), at mile 24 at 2:15.15.

11:52am – “These men up front have great speed!” – TV commentator…DUH!

11:47am – Felix has been overtaken. Rita Jeptoo (KEN) has taken the lead. Jeptoo won Boston back in 2006 (a lifetime ago for an elite marathoner).

11:45am – American Shalane Flanagan is up to third place about a minute behind the leader…and gaining. 5k remaining for the women.

11:44am – Ana Felix still with a healthy lead but the pack is starting to make up ground on her. They have about 20 minutes to catch her. Lead down to about 30 seconds.

11:40amRun It Fast – Club member updates: Dallas Smith 48:53-10k, Michelle ‘Mom of 6’ Walker 1:14:36-15k, Chuck ‘Marathonjunkie’ Engle 1:36:23-25k, Kenneth Williams 56:20-10k, Kathleen Shirley 55:13-10k, Steven Lee 46:27-10k, Nadia Ruiz 1:31:53-20k.

11:39am – Men: 30K, Chumba (KEN) leads 1:32:42, Desisa (ETH), Gebremariam (ETH), Matebo (KEN), Kogo (KEN) and Merga (ETH) round out lead pack (via @BostonMarathon)

11:36am – Women: Felix hits mile 21 in 1:58:31. She is up by nearly 80 seconds and beating the metro train down the road.

11:34am – The massive elite male pack has exploded like a Roman Candle with the American Hartmann and Canadian Watson left in the residue, running on fumes.

11:32am – 10k left for Ana Dulce Felix and the win. Can she hold on? She’s looking strong.

11:30am – Elite men at mile 16 via Run It Fast – Clubber @RunKino

11:29am – 23,181 runners started today.

11:26am – The men fall back into one happy back that includes Watson and Hartmann who got a quick boost from a Baconator from a fan. 2:09 pace for the pack.

11:25am – 30k Women Splits: 1. Ana Dulce Felix 1:44:56, 2. Yolanda Caballero 1:46:04, 3. Sharon Cherop 1:46:11, 4. Rita Jeptoo 1:46:11, 5. Tirfi Tsegaye 1:46:11 (several others)

11:22am – “The Canadian has been reeled in!” No word yet with what they’ll do with him. And the American Hartman has been “Spit out the back of the pack!”

11:20am – A Canadian hasn’t won Boston since 1977. Watson’s secret? At the water stations he is grabbing sno cones from his handlers instead of water.

11:18am – Men: A Canadian (Watson) is now leading the pack. No, that is not predictions for the 2014 Oscars. Watson 1:14:29 at 15 miles.

11:15am – Run It Fast Club Members at the Boston Marathon

11:13am – The elite men continue to run this race like women at the club go to the bathroom….in a pack.

11:12am – Women: Felix now has a 23 second lead on Caballero and probably 45-60 seconds on the rest of the pack.

11:11am – The elite men continue to be bundled together. About 10 people in that bundle at the moment. Jason Hartmann still is included in that group.

11:08am – Tatyana McFadden (Clarksville, Md.) has officially won the 2013 Boston Marathon Female Wheelchar in 1:45.25. (via @BostonMarathon)

11:07am – Ana Dulce Felix looks like a strong thoroughbred as she is leaving all the other women behind her.

11:05am – Ana Dulce Felix has blown past Caballero however at the 25k split it was still Caballero with the lead, followed by Felix and Mockenhaupt.

11:04am – Women: Felix is close to tracking down Caballero. Both women are a good bit ahead of the rest of the pack. This has been an impressive kick by Felix to make up a 30 second gap. Will this kick drain too much from Felix or deflate Caballero? That’s the beauty of the sport. This race still has a long way to go to decide just that.

10:59am – Run It Fast – Club Member checkin: Chuck Marathonjunkie Engle hit 15k in 56:26, Josh Hite 10k in 43:28, Steven Lee 10k in 46:27, Nadia Ruiz 10k in 45:35

10:57am – Dulce Felix has left the pack and is trying to chase down Caballero. Admire the heart, question the decision though. She might believe she won’t have a chance to win unless she makes up some of the gap now, but she’s aiming for Caballero.

10:55am – 15k split for elite men: 1. Gebre (ETH) 45:50, 2. Wesley Korir (KEN) 45:51, 3. Raji Assefa (ETH) 45:51 – lead back has about 10 men with about the same time.

10:52am – Caballero’s husband was her coach. He died two years ago from an unfortunate stroke. She is the likely fan favorite. We are pulling for her. It would be quite the story if she could pull off the unthinkable today. She still has a 32 second lead 23k into the race.

10:50am – 2:28 pace for the women. They started really slow but have really heated up over the last 5 miles.

10:49am – 20k split for the women: 1. Caballero (Columbia) 1:10:16, 2. Mockenhaupt 1:10:40, 3. Felix 1:10:41.

10:47am – Caballero now with a massive 32 second lead on the other elite women. Something must be in the ummmm coffee down there.

10:44am – Yamamoto (Japan) wins 2013 Men’s Pushrim Wheelchair in 1:20:33.

10:38am – 10k splits for elite men: 1. Markos Geneti (ETH) 30:53, 2. Gebre (ETH) 30:53, 3. Deriba Merga (ETH) – 30:54. I really wish the Ethiopians would show up today. American Jaston Hartmann is in 10th place 2 seconds back.

10:36am – And in snark fairness. How do the elite men not get lost during a marathon without a map? Oh snap. I get it. That’s why they let the women go first so they can follow and know the route.

10:36am – The women are running all over the road. Spread out wide on all sides of the road. It’s almost as if they are in their cars driving!

10:34am – American Shalane Flanagan is in 6th place. Just a few seconds behind the top 3.

10:32am – 15k splits for leading women: 1. Diana Sigei (Kenya) 53:04, 2. Yolanda Caballero (Columbia), 3. Rita Jeptoo (Kenya). Sigei’s PR is 2:26

10:31am – Brenda Martinez is a very fast American woman 1-miler. She smoked that race.

10:30am – ALERT the authorities! One of the runners is riding a motorcycle amongst the elite pack! Making the Tour de France look legit and tame.

10:26am – Several corrals of weekend warriors have started as well at this point. Good luck to all of the Run It Fast – Club members out there today (VIEW LIST HERE).

10:25am – Jason Hartmann’s ‘uniform’ is so devoid of sponsors. He looks like a runner out for a jog down the street. Get Arlis on the line. We need to get some Run It Fast on his singlet and dukes.

10:22am – 4 mile split for the men is 19:57.

10:19am – Do you think there is animosity among the elite women between the women that expose their midriffs vs those that keep them covered during the race? You know how women be!! Think I just overheard one of the elite women with the ‘bikini’ top call another elite women with a traditional singlet, “Chunky Spice!!”

10:16am – 2:11 marathon pace for the men to this point. That will likely increase once they pick up some Gummy Bears at the next water station.

10:13am – Slow pace for the women at this point. Bobby Griggs found smiling in his grave.

10:10am – Four women and three men have separated themselves from the rest of the elite pack. Which of course means nothing this early on. Naturally, the American is one of those three out there early with Rocky blasting in his headphones. Men just hit the 2 mile mark.

10:07am – W: Felix (POR) and Mockenhaupt (GER) continue to lead through mile five with a split of 5:39. Total time 28:59. (via @BostonMarathon)

10:04am – Most popular singlet color for the elite men is YELLOW! They likely got them on discount at Armstrong’s garage sale! More common today on the elite men than sweatpants on women at the airport.

American Jason Hartmann looks tall and strong early on.


9:55am – Current women’s leaderboard through 3.1 miles: 1. Mockenhaupt (18:23), 2. Caballero, 3. Felix, 4. Yano.

9:50am – Don’t forget to tag your Boston Marathon photos and all running photos on Instagram with the hashtag #runitfast for possible featured repost and Likes!

9:48am – Women: Manami Kamitanida (JPN) and Yolanda Caballero (COL) lead the elite field through two miles in 11:54. Split time is 5:50. (via @BostonMarathon)

9:44am – MC: At the 10K mark, Hiroyuki Yamamoto leads the men’s pushrim wheelchair field by 100 yards! via @BostonMarathon

9:40amWATCH live video coverage RIGHT HERE on Run IT Fast!!

9:37am – Boston Marathon course map and elevation chart can be found below.

9:35am – Slow pace to the start of the women’s race. Likely no one wants to take the lead and show their cards too early.

9:32am – Temperature at the start is 48 degrees and the gun goes off and the elite women have STARTED!

9:31amList of Elite Men and Women running today at 117th Boston Marathon

9:30am – The elite women are being introduced and are at the starting line ready to go.

9:28am – Commentator, “LOOK at the abs on her!” – Sounds like Musburger at the National Championship. We might have Katherine Webb 2.0 on our hands.

9:24am – Team Hoyt will be out there today. Inspiration story between a very loving father and son.

9:17am Boston time: Welcome to our 2013 coverage of the 117th Boston Marathon. The race is about to begin for the elite women.

Check back here at 9:30am ET for live blog coverage of the 117th Boston Marathon.

Here is a list of the elite men and women running Boston.

Run It Fast Members Running the 117th Boston Marathon

Michelle Walker’s Road to Boston

Boston Marathon Course Map

Boston Marathon Elevation Chart

2013 Boston Marathon Finisher’s Medal

2012 Boston Marathon Finisher’s Medal

Marathonjunkie’s Controversial Comments on Boston Marathon Charity Runners Stirs Debate


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2013 Boston Marathon Finisher Medal FRONT – Run It Fast

Boston Marathon Finisher’s Medal (2013)

Here is a sneak peak at the finisher’s medal for the 2013 Boston Marathon that will be held on April 15, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts.

It’s similar to the traditional Boston Marathon design of years past with a few small alterations.

What do you think of this year’s design?

Check back with us on April 15 for live blog coverage of this year’s event.

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