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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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Lelisa Desisa 2015 Boston Marathon Winner – Run It Fast

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

Lelisa Desisa 2015 Boston Marathon Winner - Run It Fast

Ethiopia’s Lelisa Desisa easily won the 2015 Boston Marathon on Monday morning in Boston with a winning time of 2:09:17.

Second place went to Desisa’s fellow countryman Yemane Adhane Tsegay in 2:09:48, with third place going to Kenya’s Wilson Chebet in 2:10:22.

Desisa becomes a rare two-time winner of the prestigious race. He won the race back in 2013 when the Boston Marathon Bombings took place. After the race he gave his winning medal to the city of Boston.

Desisa’s two Boston Marathon wins are sandwiched around American Meb Keflezighi’s win last year in 2014. Meb finished in 8th place with a time of 2:12:42.

The highest finishing American this year was Dathan Ritzenhein in 2:11:20.

2015 Boston Marathon Top 10 Results (Male)

  1. Lelisa Desisa (ETH) – 2:09:17
  2. Yemane Adhane Tsegay (ETH) – 2:09:48
  3. Wilson Chebet (KEN) – 2:10:22
  4. Bernard Kipyego (KEN) – 2:10:47
  5. Wesley Korir (KEN) – 2:10:49
  6. Frankline Chepkwony (KEN) – 2:10:52
  7. Dathan Ritzenhein (USA) – 2:11:20
  8. Meb Keflezighi (USA) – 2:12:42
  9. Tadese Tola (ETH) – 2:13:35
  10. Vitaliy Shafar (UKR) – 2:13:52

Caroline Rotich was the female winner of the 2015 Boston Marathon

Congrats to all of the Boston Marathon finishers on Monday!

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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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What is Badass According to Siri?

The Unspoken Rules of Being a BADASS: A Runner’s Guide

Badass Legends of Running: Ted Corbitt, Gordy Ainsleigh, Steve Prefontaine, Meb Keflezighi

The Unspoken Rules of Being a Badass:

1. First rule of being a badass. A badass does not talk about being a badass. Period.

So many runners break this rule. It is the most important badass rule. Even if you are a badass, stating it to others, automatically disqualifies you from being a badass! There is no exception to this rule.

It’s fine to post to social media about your run/race result and how you placed or finished. It’s not ok to call yourself a badass in that same status update or hashtag. Our friends are extremely praiseworthy when we share our accomplishments on social media. If they read your update and you did something even borderline badass you can be sure one of them will anoint you ‘Badass’ in your comments.

However, badass is an often overused phrase even when others use it to respond to something you’ve posted on Facebook. It’s almost become code for “Good Job!”

True badasses are called badasses behind their backs when others are talking about them without their knowledge.

Let someone else annunciate your badass coronation!

2. A badass does not try to be a badass or look tough. A badass simply is a badass. A badass stays true to themselves, always. This means being themselves for themselves, and not being fake to impress others..

This one is pretty self explanatory! Be you!! If you cheat, cut courses, hop in vans during a race to get to the finish, or exaggerate/lie about your achievements to sell books or garner sponsorships then you are not a badass. Instead you are just a very bad person.

3. A badass does not give up. Badasses will always push themselves for the better, no matter how hard it gets.

Every runner you’ve ever considered a badass has had one thing in common, that’s that they never give up, no matter how tough it gets, or the unseen obstacles and hurdles that might pop up and slap them in the face along the way.

4. A badass is not a jerk! A badass does not prey on the weak. A badass shows kindness in return to those who are kind.

We all know sub-3 marathoners, elites and even non-elites, that have amazing running resumes, but who are simply jerks to others, and runners they consider ‘beneath’ them, by refusing to take photos, acknowledge, etc. You aren’t a badass if you are jerk to others, period.

5. A badass knows his or her limits. Don’t be stupid! You’re not Superman, you’ll die if you jump off a building.

If you end up in the ambulance week in and week out before, after, or during a race then you are just being stupid, putting yourself and others in danger.  Don’t be a dumb-ass!

6. A badass does not make enemies or go looking for fights. They don’t fight fights that aren’t worth fighting either.

Fights might find a badass, but that’s usually out of jealous or envy from the other party. A badass won’t go looking for a fight, but he or she sure knows how to end one or is smart enough to walk away from something stupid (see #4 and #5).

7. A badass doesn’t have to be a certain age. There are no age restrictions or expiration dates to being a badass.

It doesn’t matter if you are 12 or 92, a badass is a badass. Although if they are a minor you might simply want to refer to them as a “bad donkey!”

8. A badass isn’t always the fastest or strongest. However, a badass will grit & grind and give it all he or she has to achieve a desired result or help someone else out in need.

There is no BQ or shiny 100-mile buckle required to be a badass. Often times the most impressive badasses are those that have overcome hardships, bad luck, minimal talent, a disability, or something else that the elite runner never has to endure or even consider along their way to glory. You can totally be a badass by sacrificing your race to help a fallen runner or help another runner finish that likely would not have finished without your encouragement, support, and company.

9. A badass is not afraid of a challenge or failure. Most badasses have no noticeable fear because they aren’t afraid to fail. They’ve failed before and realized it wasn’t the end of their inquisitiveness. This enables them to take on and often knock off major challenges that others wouldn’t dare attempt.

Badasses have scars, and those scars are often from failures, messing up, or misstepping. A badass will take on epic things because he or she knows that true failure comes from a lifetime of regrets of not trying or attempting to maximize their talents or gifts.

10. A badass never takes him or herself too seriously


These are simple and easy rules to follow to help determine if someone else is in fact a badass.

Once you start calling yourself a badass, a blatant violation of rule #1, you become a Kanye West-like caricature of running grandiloquence.

When that happens, no matter if you are the greatest, or a tough mofo, you automatically will rub people the wrong way and trigger them to pick you apart or look for reasons to counter your self-proclamation.

Clint Eastwood never had to grab a megaphone and tell the world that he was a “Badass,” but almost every human on the planet knows that Eastwood was, and remains to this day, a badass of epic badassery.

A runner’s legs and drive, not their mouth, determine one’s badassery!

What is Badass According to Siri?

Siri chimes in with her thoughts on what constitutes a badass. You’ll also note in the graph above the extreme usage uptick of the term in the past decade.

The term originated in the United States in the 1950’s as a slang term combining the words bad+ass according to the British Dictionary.

Oxford Dictionary

badass (n.)A tough, uncompromising, or intimidating person: one of them is a real badass, the other’s pretty friendly

A formidably impressive person: she is so wonderful, so sweet, so rad, so amazing; she’s a badass

badassery (n.): behavior, characteristics, or actions regarded as intimidatingly tough or impressive. See: Seal Team 6; people saving other people from sharks; most things done by Samuel L. Jackson

Don’t judge anyone too harshly for calling him or herself a badass. They likely are just uninformed of these unspoken rules and have likely fallen into the trap of our current over-usage of the phrase. Now you can simply point them to these rules by sharing this post.

[Rules 1-6 via Urban Dictionary. Rules 7-10 and all commentary by Joshua Holmes]

Top Photo – Badass Legends of Running: Ted Corbitt, Gordy Ainsleigh, Steve Prefontaine, Meb Keflezighi

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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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Boston Marathon Media Room – 2012

116th Boston Marathon Live Blog (2012)

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Live blog coverage of the 116th Boston Marathon taking place on April 16, 2012.

10:10pm – Great day! Enjoyed covering the race and congrats to all who finished the Boston Marathon earlier today.

6:10pm – Other RIF members finishing today’s race included Stewart Crouch in an impressive 3:49:02 and Scott Stader who braved off heat exhaustion to rally for a 7:13:58 finish.

5:10pm – It appears that Dallas Smith finished 2nd in his age group. He’s going to be not too happy about that but still an impressive day from the 71-year old.

5:05pm – Former NFL Great Tedy Bruschi Finishes the Boston Marathon

4:31pm – Early Boston Marathon leader Glenn Randall finished in 2:37:13. Still good enough for 6oth overall. he made it exciting early on.

3:36pm – Kenneth ‘Marathon Koach’ Williams finishes yet another Boston Marathon. This time with a time of 4:53:52 in tough conditions. Impressive as ‘Koach’ has been battling some health issues the past few months.

3:11pm – RIF #105 Kathy Shirley finishes the Boston Marathon with a time of 4:30:17.

3:11pm – RIF #65 Jonathan Harrison finishes his first Boston Marathon with a time of 4:23:31.

2:11pm – 71-year old RIF Member Dallas Smith finishes the Boston Marathon with a time of 3:45:25. An amazing time in such tough conditions for the legendary Dallas (8:35 pace).

Dallas via Twitter after the race, “Marathons blow. 3:45. That wudn’t win a cake walk.. Started slow, then tapered off. Didn’t try to go fast & it wudn’t have helped if I had.”

2:03pm – RIF Member Ashley Hook finishes in 3:58:07

1:58pm – RIF Member Nadia Ruiz Gonzales finishes in 3:32:30.

1:24pm – Some reports are saying that over 5,000 runners took the deferment for next year that the BAA was offering due to the heat this year.

1:18pm – RIF #70 Chuck ‘Marathonjunkie’ Engle finishes the Boston Marathon with a time of 2:58:24 (6:48 pace).

1:06pm – 72-year old Dallas Smith, of Run It Fast, has hit the 30k mark at 2:37:02 (8:25 pace). Will he win his age group? He’s been training hard all of 2012 to do just that. He finished second last year.

12:51pm – Half marathon splits for Run It Fast – Club Members: Marathonjunkie Engle 1:26:55, Ashley Hook 1:50:27, Nadia Gonzales 1:41:44, Dallas Smith 1:48:47, Stewart Crouch 1:52:07, Kathy Shirley 2:02:41, Jonathan Harrison 2:00:07, Kenneth Williams 2:12:29, Scott Stader 2:52:28.

12:19pm – Wesley Korir Wins the 116th Boston Marathon (Results)

12:14pm – KENYAN WESLEY KORIR WINS THE 2012 BOSTON MARATHON. Congrats to the University of Louisville graduate.

12:12pm – Wesley Korir has taken over the lead and will likely hold on to win. Wesley’s brother was killed by a black mamba snake in Kenya? So say the BM commentators. Korir started a hospital in his brother’s memory.

12:10pm – Korir has closed the lead to 5 meters once again. Korir has some bounce. American Hartmann is up to 4th place.

12:08pm – Matebo saw his lead disappear in a matter of seconds but appears to be pushing away again but Wesley Korir is remaining close in second.

12:07pm – Sharon Cherop Wins the 2012 Boston Marathon (Female Results)

12:02pm – Sharon Cherop has exploded off in the last 1/2 mile like a rocket ship to win the 2012 Boston Marathon.

11:59am – Going to be a very close finish for the women. Less than a mile remaining for the ladies.

11:55am – American Jason Hartmann is in 7th place. Matebo continues to lead. Baring an injury Matebo should win. Kisorio (2nd) is fading a bit.

11:54am – Levy Matebo continues to look strong and is not being challenged at the moment.

11:53am – Run It Fast member Monkey Trent Rosenbloom has hit mile 6 of the Boston Marathon – BANDIT!!!!

11:51am – Run It Fast – The Club (details) now has members in 34 states since launching 6 weeks ago.

11:45am – Men are less than 5 miles from the finish line. Matebo is looking really strong as he is starting to build a bit of a lead.

11:44am – Sharon Cherop is really pushing the pace for the women. But it’s going to be a close finish.

11:42am – Geoffrey Mutai, who ran the fastest marathon ever last year at Boston, has dropped out of the race due to cramping around the 30k mark.

11:36am – Kisorio and Matebo are side by side as they reach mile 19 (1:34:50)

11:35am – Tweet from push rim Boston Marathon winner: Josh Cassidy – Just won the 2012 Boston Marathon! AmaIng!: post race ress conference now!

11:34am – Boston Marathon – Men: Kisorio and Matebo in a two person meet now. At mile 18, the leaders used a 4:57 split to pace the field in 1:30:01.

11:31am – Cherop, Dado, Sumgong, Rono are the women in the lead pack at mile 20.

11:30am – Kilel has dropped back and out of the lead pack of women. Commentators are saying that she hasn’t been the same since running into volunteers about a mile back.

11:24am – Run It Fast – The Club members Marathonjunkie Engle, Nadia Ruiz Gonzales, Ashley Hook, Kathy Shirley, Stewart Crouch, Jonathan Harrison, Scott Stader and Kenneth Williams have already hit the 10k mark. Engle at 41:04, Hook at 50:15, Gonzales 47:40, Shirley 56:02, Crouch 52:11, Williams 1:02:03, Harrison 56:47, Stader 1:13:00. No word yet on Dallas Smith.

11:22am – Horrible move by two water volunteers creates a human barricade for several elite women. Bad, bad, bad move vols!

11:21am – Mathew Kisorio (Kenya) is starting to push the pace for the men.

11:16am – Boston Marathon – Women: 17 mile update: Kilel and Cherop holding the lead, 1:39:29/5:59 split

11:15am – American Jason Hartmann remains in the lead pack. He’s a tall dude..like 6’3″. Very Estesish

11:14am – Kilel still leads the women at mile 16. Temps have hit the low 80s.

11:11am – Dickson Chumba (Kenya) was the leader (of a large pack) at the halfway point in 1:06:11.

10:58am – Michael Butter (Netherlands) is currently leading the men.

10:48am – The elite men are through mile 9 with Levy Matebo (KEN) in the lead at 45:11.

10:46am – Boston Marathon JH – Passing mile 8 at 40:07, #bostonmarathon elite men are running in a pack at a 5:06 per mile pace, taking lots of water.

10:44am – Glenn Randall has been ‘swallowed’ up by the elite-elites and is no longer in the lead.

10:39am – Elite women at 2:39 marathon pace.

10:38am – Josh Cassidy wins men’s Boston Marathon push rim in new world record of 1:18:25

10:34am – Josh Cassidy is on pace for a new world record in the men’s wheelchair.

10:30am – Boston Marathon Media Room via Boston Marathon JH

10:25am – Randall was a cross country skier in college at Dartmouth.

10:22am – At mile 5, Randall has a 23 second lead. Randall has a good 20 pounds on the other elites.

10:20am – Randall’s 5k time was 15:05.

10:16am – Glenn Randall made his marathon debut last year at the Chicago Marathon. He ran a 2:20:40 there. He is from Mesa, Illinois (said Colorado on tv feed) and is 25 years old.

10:14am – Commentator: Randall (American) “doesn’t have the body of an elite marathoner. He’s huge!”

10:13am – Elite men have hit mile 2 in 9:42.

10:12am – Caroline Kilel (Kenya) is the women’s leader at mile 6.

10:10am – Glen Randall (sp) is the current male leader. Would be a Ruthian miracle if that was the winner at the end of the day.

10:08am – Women at 2 hour 38 min pace. Slow pace to start.

10:07am – Boston Marathon – Women: After 5 miles, Sharon Cherop sets the pace 30:05/5:58 split

10:06am – Can’t Stop Endurance – Great advice from Scott Jurek “Be humble, Respect conditions & adjust goals. Sometimes it’s not a PR day”

10:04am – Oldest qualifying male 83 years old and female 81 years old.

10:03am – Announcers are saying those that qualified to run Boston should be fine today in the heat. However, those that are charity or bandit runners could have issues.

10:01am – Mental Floss – At the first Boston Marathon in 1897, Tom Burke dragged his heel across the dirt to make the starting line, then shouted, “Go!”

10:00am – And the elite men are off…

9:59am – Boston is an amazing event, but there are hundreds of really great marathons and ultramarathons in the United States alone every year. Don’t get the Boston blues if you can’t get in to Boston at this time. Run another marathon. Will make Boston even that much sweeter one day if you get into it.

9:57am – Wesley Korir, from Kenya, graduated from the University of Louisville with a degree in Biology. He started his college career at Murray State. Murray State dropped their track and field program which led to Korir transferring to Louisville.

9:53am – Boston Marathon Elevation Chart

9:52am – Today is the 30th Boston Marathon for Dick Hoyt (71-years old) who pushes his now 50-year old son Rick. (Read more on their inspirational story HERE).

9:51am – Boston Marathon – Women: Elite field split at 2 miles is 6:02 – slightly picking up the pace. Fujita heading the pack

9:50am – 10 minutes away from the elite men starting.

9:45am – I’m sure many today will wish they had an ice hat. The one I had during my Vol State 500K saved me. Sun flaps and a zipper pouch on top to keep ice in to keep the head cooled.

9:44am – Boston Marathon – Women: Elite field pace at 1 mile is 6:15

9:42am – Over 500,000 expected spectators today. Thousands more will be watching and/or following online.

9:40am – Will Geoffrey Mutai be able to repeat today? Possible but no way he will come near last year’s world record time he set.

9:36am – Last year the temperature for the race was in the 50’s. Near perfect conditions. Temps in the 60’s at the start today and expected to reach the mid 80’s for those back in the field.

9:35am – About 25 minutes away until the elite men start.

9:32am – And the elite women are off at the Boston Marathon. About 30 women in this pack.

9:30am – Live feed of the race is available at UniversalSports.com

9:29am – Meb Keflezighi, who will be representing the United States at the 2012 London Olympics, is the grand marshall for the race today.

9:28am – The elite women are being introduced.

9:27am – The elites are all at the starting area getting loose and ready to run in rather warm running conditions. The BAA issued several statements over the weekend regarding the anticipated heat today.

9:26am – Push Rim Wheelchairs have started!

9:25am – RUN IT FAST – The CLUB members (details on joining) running the Boston Marathon this morning include

Kenneth Williams – RIF #28

Scott Stader – RIF #40

Trent Rosenbloom – RIF #57

Jonathan Harrison – RIF #65

Nadia Gonzales – RIF #69

Marathonjunkie – RIF #70

Dallas Smith – RIF #79

Stewart Crouch – RIF #89

Ashley Hook – RIF #97

Kathy Shirley – RIF #105

Complete List of Run It Fast – The Club Members Running Boston

9:22am – Where every marathoner wants to be on Patriots' Day #rwb... on Twitpic Where everyone wants to be this morning. The start of the Boston Marathon.

9:20am – 10 minutes away from the start of the 116th Boston Marathon.

9:15am – The Push Rim Wheelchair Division starts at 9:17AM! Last year, Japan’s Masazumi Soejima (M) and Wakako Tsuchida (W) swept the division per @BostonMarathon

9:10am – John Hancock has set a prize purse for today’s race of $806,000 plust $220,000 in performance bonuses according to the BAA.

9:30am – Live coverage begins.

Will be providing live updates on Run It Fast Club Members as they hit certain checkpoints as well throughout the race.

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USA Women Finish Line Photo – Desiree Davila, Shalane Flanagan, Kara Goucher

Meb Keflezighi & Shalane Flanagan Win 2012 Olympic Marathon Trials – Houston Marathon Results

Today the 2012 USA Olympic Marathon Trails were held at the Chevron Houston Marathon down in Texas.  It was a very speedy and fast day as four Americans went under 2:10:00 for the first time ever during the same marathon.

American male Meb Keflezighi won the Houston Marathon with the fastest time of 2:09:08 which is a new personal record (PR) for Meb.

Ryan Hall finished in a close 2nd place at 2:09:30.

2012 USA Olympic Marathon Trials Male Results

  1. Meb Keflezighi – 2:09:08
  2. Ryan Hall – 2:09:30
  3. Abdi Abdirahman – 2:09:47
  4. Dathan Ritzenhein – 2:09:55
  5. Brett Gotcher – 2:11:06

It looks like it will be Meb, Ryan, Abdi representing the USA at the Olympics with Dathan as the 1st alternative.

Shalane Flanagan was the female winner as she held off Desiree Davila to finish with a time of 2:25:38.  Flanagan moves to 6-0 in the head-to-head matchup with Davila to date.

That means Flanagan, Davila, and Goucher will represent in the Olympics with Hastings as the alternate.

2012 USA Olympic Marathon Trials Female Results

  1. Shalane Flanagan – 2:25:38
  2. Desiree Davila – 2:25:55
  3. Kara Goucher – 2:26:06
  4. Amy Hastings – 2:27:17
  5. Janet Cherobon-Bawcom – 2:29:45
  6. Deena Kastor – 2:30:40
  7. Clara Grandt – 2:30:46
  8. Alissa McKaig – 2:31:56
  9. Dot McMahan – 2:32:16
  10. Magdalena Lewy Boulet – 2:33:42

Congrats to all of the men and women who qualified for the 2012 London Olympics today. Way to Run It Fast!!!

[women finish line photo by Hideki Kino. Follow her on Twitter @RunKino]

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Geoffrey Mutai Impressive in Winning ING New York City Marathon (Elite Male Results)

Geoffrey Mutai Impressive in Winning ING New York City Marathon (Elite Male Results)

Kenyan Geoffrey Mutai broke away from a crowded elite field around mile 20 to amass an impressive lead in winning the 2011 ING New York City Marathon in 2:05:06.

American Meb Keflezighi finished in 6th with a time of 2:09:13

Top 10 Elite Male 2011 ING NYC Marathon Results

  1. Geoffrey Mutai (Kenya) – 2:05:06
  2. Emmanuel Mutai (Kenya) – 2:06:28
  3. Tsegaye Kebede (Ethiopia) – 2:07:13
  4. Gebre Gebremariam (Ethiopia) – 2:07:59
  5. Jaouad Gharib (Morocco) – 2:08:27
  6. Meb Keflezighi (USA) – 2:09:13
  7. Abdellah Falil (Morocco) – 2:10:35
  8. Mathew Kisorio (Kenya) – 2:10:58
  9. Ezkyas Sisay (USA) – 2:11:04
  10. Ed Moran (USA) – 2:11:46

Dado Firehiwot Wins ING NYC Marathon in 2:23:15 (Elite Women Results)

Congrats to Geoffrey, Dado, and all the thousands of runners who ran the ING NYC Marathon this morning.

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