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Lemi Berhanu Hayle Wins 120th Boston Marathon (Results)


Ethiopia’s Lemi Berhanu Hayle easily won the 120th Boston Marathon on Patriot’s Day with a time of 2:12:45. Hayle’s powerful close over the last 5K left last year’s winner Lelisa Desisa nearly a minute back

Desisa finished in second place in 2:13:32. Yemane Adhane Tsegay passed Wesley Korir to claim third place in 2:14:02. Korir finished fourth in 2:14:05.

2016 Boston Marathon Top 10 Male Results

  1. Lemi Berhanu Hayle (Ethiopia) – 2:12:45
  2. Lelisa Desisa (Ethiopia) – 2:13:32
  3. Yemane Adhane Tsegay (Ethiopia) – 2:14:02
  4. Wesley Korir (Kenya) – 2:14:05
  5. Paul Lonyangata (Kenya) – 2:15:45
  6. Sammy Kitwara (Kenya) – 2:16:43
  7. Stephen Chebogut (Kenya) – 2:16:52
  8. Abdi Nageeye (Netherlands) – 2:18:05
  9. Getu Feleke (Ethiopia) – 2:18:46
  10. Zachary Hine (USA) – 2:21:37

Congrats to Zachary Hine on being the first finisher from the United States. He finished in 2:21:37.


Ethiopia’s Atsede Baysa surprised almost everyone by winning the 120th Boston Marathon. She was the top female to finish after passing Tirfi Tsegaye in the last 10K and just getting stronger and stronger until she reached the finish line. She beat Tsegaye by 44 seconds.

Tsegaye finished in 2:30:03. Third place went to Joyce Chepkirui (KEN) in 2:30:50.

2016 Boston Marathon Top 10 Female Results

  1. Atsede Baysa (Ethiopia) – 2:29:19
  2. Tirfi Tsegaye (Ethiopia) – 2:30:03
  3. Joyce Chepkirui (Kenya) – 2:30:50
  4. Jelena Prokopcuka (LVA) – 2:32:28
  5. Valentine Kipketer (Kenya) – 2:33:13
  6. Flomena Cheyech Daniel (Kenya) – 2:33:40
  7. Buzunesh Deba (Ethiopia) – 2:33:56
  8. Fate Tola (Ethiopia) – 2:34:38
  9. Neely Spence Gracey (USA) – 2:35:00
  10. Mamitu Daska (Ethiopia) – 2:37:31

Congrats to Neely Spence Gracey on being the first female finisher from the United States. She ran a strong race and finished in 2:35:00 with a big gap over second American, Sarah Crouch.

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Lelisa Desisa Wins 2013 Boston Marathon Winning Photo – Run It Fast

Lelisa Desisa Wins the 2013 Boston Marathon (Elite Male Results)

Ethipian Lelisa Desisa won the 117th Boston Marathon minutes ago with a late kick to beat Micah Kogo and Gebre Gebremariam with a finishing time of 2:10:22.

  1. Lelisa Desisa (ETHIOPIA) – 2:10:22
  2. Micah Kogo (KENYA) – 2:10:27
  3. Gebregziabher Gebremariam (ETHIOPIA) – 2:10:28
  4. Jason Hartmann (USA) – 2:12:12
  5. Wesley Korir (KENYA) – 2:12:30
  6. Markos Geneti (ETHIOPIA) – 2:12:44
  7. Dickson Chumba (KENYA) – 2:14:08
  8. Jeffrey Hunt (AUSTRALIA) – 2:14:28
  9. Daniel Tapia (USA) – 2:14:30
  10. Craig Leon (USA) – 2:14:38

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Boston Marathon 2013 – BAA – Logo – Run It Fast – Weave

Elite Runners at the 117th Boston Marathon

Below is the complete list of elite men and women runners for the 117th Boston Marathon that takes place on April 15, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts.

2013 Elite Boston Marathon Men
Name Personal Record/Best Country
Gebregziabher “Gebre” Gebremariam 2:04:53 (Boston, 2011) Ethiopia
Markos Geneti 2:04:54 (Dubai, 2012) Ethiopia
Levy Matebo 2:05:16 (Frankfurt, 2011) Kenya
Dickson Chumba 2:05:46 (Eindhoven, 2012) (CR) Kenya
Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot 2:05:52 (Boston, 2010) Kenya
Wesley Korir 2:06:13 (Chicago, 2012) Kenya
Raji Assefa 2:06:24 (Paris, 2012) Ethiopia
Jeffrey Hunt 2:11:00 (Beppu, 2010) Australia
Jason Hartmann 2:11:06 (Chicago, 2010) United States
Fernando Cabada 2:11:53 (Houston, 2012) United States
Robin Watson 2:13:37 (Rotterdam, 2012) Canada
Micah Kogo 59:07 (HM) (South Shields, 2012) Kenya
Lelisa Desisa Benti 2:04:45 (Dubai, 2012) Ethiopia
Deriba Merga 2:06:38 (London, 2008) Ethiopia


2013 Elite Boston Marathon Women
Name Personal Record/Best Country
Meseret Hailu Debele 2:21:09 (Amsterdam, 2012) (CR) Ethiopia
Mamitu Daska 2:21:59 (Frankfurt, 2011) Ethiopia
Rita Jeptoo 2:22:04 (Chicago, 2012) Kenya
Sharon Cherop 2:22:39 (Dubai, 2012) Kenya
Madai Pérez 2:22:59 (Chicago, 2006) (NR) Mexico
Alemita Abera Begna 2:23:14 (Houston, 2012) Ethiopia
Kara Goucher 2:24:52 (Boston, 2011) United States
Shalane Flanagan 2:25:38 (Houston, 2012) United States
Ana Dulce Félix 2:25:40 (NYC, 2011) Portugal
Yolanda Caballero 2:26:17 (Boston, 2011) Colombia
Sabrina Mockenhaupt 2:26:21 (Berlin, 2010) Germany
Diana Chepkemoi Sigei 2:26:53 (Dubai, 2011) Kenya
Serena Burla 2:28:27 (Seoul, 2012) United States
Stephanie Rothstein-Bruce 2:29:35 (Houston, 2011) United States
René Kalmer 2:29:59 (Yokohama, 2011) South Africa
Diane Nukuri-Johnson 2:30:13 (London, 2012) (NR) Burundi
Alissa McKaig 2:31:56 (Houston, 2012) United States
Tirfi Tsegaye Beyene 2:21:19 (Berlin 2012) Ethiopia

Best of luck to these elite runners and all of the Run It Fast – Club members who are running on Monday as well.

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Mutai, Keitany Win World Marathon Majors After NYC Marathon Cancellation

Mutai, Keitany Win World Marathon Majors After NYC Marathon Cancellation

The World Marathon Majors® (WMM) has decided that Geoffrey Mutai (Kenya) and Mary Keitany (Kenya) are the champions of the 2011-2012 World Marathon Majors Series, in the wake of the cancellation of the 2012 New York City Marathon.

From BAA: With the cancellation of the 2012 ING New York City Marathon, the 2011-2012 Series has concluded and there will be no additional points awarded. Mutai had already secured the Series title in advance of the New York race with 75 points tallied in winning the 2011 Boston Marathon, the 2011 ING New York City Marathon, and the 2012 BMW Berlin Marathon. Keitany secured the title with 65 points accumulated with victories at the 2011 and 2012 Virgin London Marathons, and a third place finish at the 2011 ING New York City Marathon. These athletes will split the $1 million prize purse.

The New York City Marathon, that was scheduled for November 4, 2012, was cancelled after Hurricane Sandy struck the area leaving massive devastation and loss of human life.

NYRR president Mary Wittenberg along with NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg decided less than 40 hours before the start of the scheduled marathon to cancel the race after announcing earlier in the week that the race would proceed as planned.

World Marathon Majors Male Final Leaderboard

  1. Geoffrey Mutai (Kenya) – 75 points
  2. Tsegaye Kebede (Ethiopia) – 46 points
  3. Wesley Korir (Kenya) – 41 points
  4. Abel Kirui (Kenya) – 40 points
  5. Moses Mosop (Kenya) – 40 points
  6. Emmanual Mutai (Kenya) – 40 points
  7. Wilson Kipsang (Kenya) – 35 points
  8. Patrick Makau (Kenya) – 35 points
  9. Martin Lel (Kenya) – 30 points
  10. Stephen Kiprotich (Uganda) – 25 points
  11. Feyisa Lilesa (Ethiopia) – 25 points

World Marathon Majors Female Final Leaderboard

  1. Mary Keitany (Kenya) – 65 points
  2. Edna Kiplagat (Kenya) – 50 points
  3. Sharon Cherop (Kenya) – 45 points
  4. Liliya Shobukhova (Russia) – 45 points
  5. Priscah Jeptoo (Kenya) – 40 points
  6. Firehiwot Dado (Ethiopia) – 30 points
  7. Florence Kiplagat (Kenya) – 30 points
  8. Atsede Baysa (Ethiopia) – 26 points
  9. Tiki Gelana (Ethiopia) – 25 points
  10. Aberu Kebede (Ethiopia) – 25 points
  11. Caroline Kilel (Ethiopia) – 25 points

Complete List of Results at WorldMarathonMajors.com

Congrats to Geoffrey and Mary on their World Marathon Majors titles!

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Wesley Korir Wins the 116th Boston Marathon (Results)

Wesley Korir Wins the 116th Boston Marathon (Results)

Kenyan Wesley Korir won the 116th Boston Marathon on Monday, April 16, 2012, with a time of 2:12:40.

Korir said afterwards in his come from behind victory, “So let me go at a consistent pace and let me see if I can catch up with them.”

“Near mile 20, someone shouted that I was in sixth. I knew if I went too hard, too soon, that I would cramp up. I saw the guys in front of me and I thought, ‘Let me get fifth.’ Then I passed the guy in fourth and I thought wow, ‘I could get fourth.’ When I saw the guy in front of him, I thought, ‘Wow, I could get on the podium.'”

Korir took home $150,000.00 for winning the Boston Marathon.

Kenyans rounded out the podium with Levy Matebo in second place and Kipyego in third.

American Jason Hartmann took 4th place.

2012 Boston Marathon Elite Male Results

  1. Wesley Korir (KEN) – 2:12:40
  2. Levy Matebo (KEN)- 2:13:06
  3. Bernard Kipyego (KEN) – 2:13:13
  4. Jason Hartmann (USA) – 2:14:30
  5. Wilson Chebet (KEN) – 2:14:56
  6. Laban Korir (KEN) – 2:15:29
  7. Michel Butter (NED) – 2:16:38
  8. David Barmasai (KEN) – 2:17:16
  9. Hideaki Tamura (JPN) – 2:18:15
  10. Mathew Kisorio (KEN) – 2:18:15
  11. Tim Chichester (USA) – 2:21:10
  12. Sergio Reyes (USA) – 2:22:06
  13. Brendan Martin (USA) – 2:22:32
  14. Geb Gebremariam (ETH) – 2:22:56
  15. Uli Steidl (USA) – 2:23:08

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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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2012 Boston Marathon Field of Elite Runners

2012 Boston Marathon Field of Elite Runners

Here is a look at the elite runners taking part of the 2012 Boston Marathon on Monday according to the Boston Athletic Association.

John Hancock’s 2012 Elite Boston Marathon Field


Name  (Country)                                          Personal Best
Geoffrey Mutai (Kenya)                                2:03:02 (Boston, 2011) CR, WB
Gebre Gebremariam (Ethiopia)                2:04:53 (Boston, 2011)
Levy Matebo (Kenya)                                    2:05:16 (Frankfurt, 2011)
Wilson Chebet (Kenya)                               2:05:27 (Rotterdam, 2011)
Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot (Kenya)        2:05:52 (Boston, 2010)
Laban Korir (Kenya)                                    2:06:05 (Amsterdam, 2011)
Wesley Korir (Kenya)                                  2:06:15 (Chicago, 2011)
Bernard Kipyego (Kenya)                           2:06:29 (Chicago, 2011)
David Barmasai (Kenya)                            2:07:18 (Dubai, 2011)
Dickson Chumba (Kenya)                         2:07:23 (Frankfurt, 2011)
Josphat Ndambiri (Kenya)                         2:07:36 (Fukuoka, 2011)
Peter Kamais (Kenya)                                 2:07:37 (Xiamen, 2012) CR
Mathew Kisorio (Kenya)                              2:10:58 (New York, 2011)
Frankline Chepkwony (Kenya)                  2:10:59 (Nairobi, 2011)
Jason Hartmann (USA)                              2:11:06 (Chicago, 2010)
Michel Butter (Netherlands)                       2:12:59 (Amsterdam, 2011)
Antonio Vega (USA)                                     2:13:47 (Boston, 2010)


Name  (Country)                                          Personal Best
Aselefech Mergia (Ethiopia)                      2:19:31 (Dubai, 2012) CR, NR
Galina Bogomolova (Russia)                   2:20:47 (Chicago, 2006)
Mamitu Daska (Ethiopia)                           2:21:59 (Frankfurt, 2011) CR
Caroline Kilel (Kenya)                                2:22:36 (Boston, 2011)
Sharon Cherop (Kenya)                             2:22:42 (Boston, 2011)
Ashu Kasim (Ethiopia)                               2:23:09 (Xiamen, 2012)
Firehiwot Dado (Ethiopia)                         2:23:15 (New York City, 2011)
Buzunesh Deba (Ethiopia)                        2:23:19 (New York City, 2011)
Rita Jeptoo (Kenya)                                    2:23:38 (Boston, 2006)
Agnes Kiprop (Kenya)                                2:23:54 (Frankfurt, 2011)
Caroline Rotich (Kenya)                            2:24:26 (Boston, 2011)
Georgina Rono (Kenya)                             2:24:33 (Eindhoven, 2011) CR
Alevtina Biktimirova (Russia)                 2:25:12 (Frankfurt, 2005)
Genet Getaneh (Ethiopia)                          2:25:57 (Amsterdam, 2011)
Tatyana Pushkareva (Russia)                  2:26:14 (Boston, 2010)
Diana Sigei (Kenya)                                    2:26:53 (Dubai, 2011)
Nadezdha Leonteva (Russia)                   2:31:57 (Moscow, 2011)

CR=Course Record
WB=World Best
NR=National Record

[source: BAA]

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Elite Runners at the 2011 Chicago Marathon (List)

Here is a look at the list of all of the elite runners that will be running at the 2011 Chicago Marathon on Sunday, October 9, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois.

Many are looking at American Ryan Hall to put down a spectacular time and perhaps win it all after he set the U.S. marathon record earlier this year at the Boston Marathon.

Moses Mosop
Ryan Hall
Bazu Worku
Evans Cheruiyot
Marilson Dos Santos
Bernard Kipyego
Bekana Daba
Joshua Chelanga
Atsushi Sato
Wesley Korir
Dickson Kiptolo Chumba
Terefe Maregu
Takayuki Matsumiya
Feyisa Tusse
Takashi Horiguchi
Kouji Gokaya
Joseph Chirlee
Hironori Arai
Masaki Shimoju
Kyeva Mutuku
Jason Gutierrez
Yuuki Moriwaki
Martin Fagan
Clint Verran
Miguel Nuci
Tyler McCandless
Michael McKeeman
Joe Driscoll
Mario Macias
Jesse Davis
Shawn Forrest


Liliya Shobukhova
Askale Tafa
Maria Konovalova
Christelle Daunay
Yue Cao
Belainesh Gebre
Claire Hallissey
Jeannette Faber
Leah Thorvilson
Kayoko Fukushi
Ejegayhu Dibaba
Malika Mejdoub
Cruz Nonata da Silva

RELATED: Ryan Hall Nude in ESPN’s ‘Bodies We Want 2011’ Issue

Check back on Sunday for results from the Chicago Marathon

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Markos Geneti Wins L.A. Marathon in Debut

Markos Geneti Wins 2011 Los Angeles Marathon in Debut (Results)

Ethiopian Markos Geneti won a soaked 2011 Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday with a speedy 2:06:35 finish.  Geneti won $125,000.00 for finishing first and winning the gender challenge.  The women were spotted 17 minutes.

Remarkably Geneti had never run a marathon before.  The 26 year-old Ethiopian complained of a side stitch throughout but none of it seemed to matter as he set a record for the fastest California marathon time….ever!

Defending champion Wesley Korir finished back in 4th place with a 2:13:23 finish.

Korir hit a massive wall at mile 21 and thought he was done, for good, “”First of all, I’d like to thank God that I’m still alive,” said Korir, smiling. “I thought it was the end of my life.”

Top 5 Male Finishers

1. Markos Geneti 02:06:35
2. Nicholas Kamakya 02:09:26
3. Laban Moiben 02:13:12
4. Wesley Korir 02:13:23
5. Jason Gutierrez 02:13:24

Top 5 Female Finishers

1. Buzunesh Deba 02:26:34
2. Amy Hastings 02:27:03
3. Mare Dibaba 02:30:25
4. Diane Nukuri 02:33:47
5. Iuliia Arkhipova 02:33:55

Look Up L.A. Marathon Results for All Finishers

Congrats to all runners who braved the extreme conditions to complete the L.A. Marathon

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List of 2011 L.A. Marathon Elite Runners

Here is a quick rundown and list of the top elite runners lacing them up at the 26th Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday, March 20, 2011.

It should be a battle royale between Kenyans Wesley Korir and Benson Barus.

2011 L.A. Marathon Elite Men

Wesley Korir – (Kenya, Age 28) Best L.A. Marathon 2:08:24 – 2009 Los Angeles Marathon

Benson Barus – (Kenya, Age 30) Best Marathon 2:08:34 – Milan Marathon

Getu Birbo – (Ethiopia, Age 26) Best Marathon 2:10:51 – Paris Marathon

Shadrack Biwott – (Kenya, Age 26) Best Marathon: Debut Marathon

Gebo Burka – (Ethiopia, Age 23) Best Marathon 2:10:18 – Cannes Marathon

Jonathan Cheruiyot – (Kenya, Age 27) Best Marathon 2:12:42 – Madrid Marathon

William Chebor – (Kenya, Age 28) Best Marathon 2:10:13 – 2010 San Diego Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon

2011 L.A. Marathon Elite Women

Mary Akor – (United States via Nigeria, Age: 34) Best Marathon: 2:33:50 – Twin Cities Marathon

Julia Arkhipova – (Kyrghizstan, Age: 27) Best Marathon: 2:32:09 – Baltimore Under Armor Marathon

Magdeline Chemjor – (Kenya, Age: 32) Best Marathon: 2:28:16 – 2007 Amsterdam Marathon

Buzunesh Deba – (Ethiopia, Age: 23) Best Marathon: 2:27:24 – 2010 Twin Cities Marathon

Mare Dibaba – (Ethiopia, Age: 21) Best Marathon: 2:24:27 – Commerzbank Marathon (Frankfurt, Germany)

Amy Hastings – (United States, Age: 27) Best Marathon 2:43:16 – Twin Cities Marathon

Leah Kiprono – (Kenya, Age: 30) Best Marathon 2:43:16 – 2010 Twin Cities Marathon

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[source: L.A. Marathon Runner & Spectator Guide]

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