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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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Berlin Marathon Medal Back 2014 – Run It Fast

Berlin Marathon Medal (2014)

Berlin Marathon Medal Front 2014 - Run It Fast

Here is the finisher’s medal from the BMW Berlin Marathon that took place on September 28, 2014 in Berlin, Germany.

This classic medal features last year’s winner Wilson Kipsang on the front along with his winning time of 2:03:23.

Front & Back of the 2014 BMW Berlin Marathon Medal

A new marathon world record was set at the Berlin Marathon this year by Dennis Kimmetto (full story).


[medal photo submitted by 103 Medal Mission Mart (@greasygringo666)]

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2014 Berlin Marathon Top 10 Results – Run It Fast

Kenya’s Dennis Kimetto Crushes Marathon World Record

The marathon World Record was crushed by Kenya’s Dennis Kimetto on Sunday at the Berlin Marathon where Dennis ran a 2:02:57 becoming the first human to ever break 2 hours and 3 minutes for 26.2 miles.

Kimetto took 26 seconds off the World Record that was set at last year’s Berlin Marathon by fellow countryman Wilson Kipsang.

Kimetto’s the best marathoner in the world having won three of the world’s six major marathons in the past year.

He kicked it up a notch to leave Emmanuel Mutai in his wake with less than 5 kilometers to go. Mutai’s second place finish broke the previous World Record as well. Mutai finished in 2:03:13. Ethiopia’s Abera Kuma took third in 2:05:56.

2014 Berlin Marathon Top 10 Results - Run It Fast

Kimetto ran a negative split, running the second half of the race 33 seconds than the first half. His WR pace for 26.2 miles was an astonishing 4 minutes and 41 seconds per mile.

Dennis Kimetto’s Marathon-ology

  1. Berlin Marathon – 2:02:57 (September 28, 2014) WR/Won
  2. Chicago Marathon – 2:03:45 (October 13, 2013) CR/Won
  3. Berlin Marathon – 2:04:16 (September 30, 2012) 2nd Place/1 second behind winner
  4. Tokyo Marathon – 2:06:50 (February 24, 2013) CR/Won

Kimetto plans to run next in the New York City Marathon in just a few weeks.

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2014 London Marathon Winner Wilson Kipsang

Wilson Kipsang Wins 2014 London Marathon

Wilson Kipsang Wins 2014 London Marathon

Kenaya’s Wilson Kipsang won the 2014 London Marathon earlier today in England with a winning time of 2:04:29. Kipsang is the current World Record holder with a time of 2:03:23 at the Berlin Marathon last year.

Runner-up to Kipsang was fellow countryman Stanley Biwott close behind in 2:04:55. It was a really strong performance from Biwott as he was not one of the top handful of favorites.

Third place for the men went to Ethiopia’s Tsegaye Kebede.  He finished a good ways back (relatively speaking) in 2:06:30 Kebede was the defending champ from last year’s race.

Ayele Abshero (Ethiopia) finished 4th in 2:06:31 just a second off a podium finish with Tsegaye Mekonnen (Ethiopia) rounding out the top 5 with a time of 2:08:06

Much heralded Brit Mo Farah making his marathon debut finished a very respectable 8th place in 2:08:21, just 15 seconds behind a tightly bunched group that would have garnered him 5th place.

Another success story to come from the marathon was American Ryan Vail who finished 10th overall in 2:10:57.

Edna Kiplagat Wins 2014 London Marathon for the Women

For the women it was Kenya’s Edna Kiplagat winning the 2014 London Marathon in 2:20:21.

Fellow countrywoman Florence Kiplagat finished extremely close behind Edna in 2:20:24 with Ethiopia’s Tirunesh Dibaba 11 seconds behind her in 2:20:35.

2014 London Marathon Results

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Wilson Kipsang Sets New World Record at Berlin Marathon

Wilson Kipsang Sets New World Record at Berlin Marathon

Just moments ago Kenya’s Wilson Kipsang set a brand new World Record (WR) for the marathon at the Berlin Marathon with a time of 2:03:23.

Kipsang’s time beat the previous World Record set by Patrick Makau two years ago at the Berlin Marathon.

It’s the 9th time a World Record has been set at the Berlin Marathon.

Second place went to Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge in 2:04:05 with third place going to Kenya’s Geoffrey Kipsang in 2:06:26.

Congrats to Wilson. Way to Run It Fast in blazing a new World Record.

Top 5 Berlin Marathon Results

  1. Wilson Kipsang (Kenya) – 2:03:23
  2. Eliud Kipchoge (Kenya) – 2:04:05
  3. Geoffrey Kipsang (Kenya) – 2:06:26
  4. Stephen Kwelio (Kenya) – 2:07:44
  5. Maswai Kiptanui (Kenya) – 2:08:52

The female winner was Kenya’s Florence Kiplagat with a winning time of 2:21:13, her second consecutive Berlin Marathon win.

Second place female went to Kenyan Sharon Cherop in 2:22:28 and third place went to Germany’s Irina Mikitendo in 2:24:54. Mikitendo’s time set a new Master’s World Record.

View 2013 Berlin Marathon Results HERE

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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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Kenya Announces 2012 London Olympics Marathon Team

Kenya has announced the runners that will represent the country for the marathon in the 2012 London Olympics later this year.

This is paramount to the United States selecting it’s latest edition of the Dream Team for basketball.

Representing Kenya in London will be Wilson Kipsang, who won the London Marathon just three days ago, along with Abel Kirui and Moses Mosop according to the BBC.

In a bit of a shocker Patrick Makau who holds the world record for the marathon was left off the team along with Geoffrey Mutai and Emmanual Mutai.

Makau’s exclusion is probably similar to the USA leaving Isaiah Thomas off the original 1992 Dream Team because Michael Jordan and others on the team hated him so much.

Representing the Kenyan women will be Mary Keitany, Edna Kiplagat and Priscah Jeptoo.

Not that they will need it, but best of luck to Wilson (can’t help but think of Castaway), Abel (finally getting the better of Cain), and Moses (enough said), Mary, Edna and Priscah.

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Wilson Kipsang Winning the 2012 London Marathon

Wilson Kipsang Wins 2012 London Marathon (Results)

Kenya’s Wilson Kipsang won the 2012 London Marathon this morning with a time of 2:04:44.

Second place went to Martin Lel (2:06:51-Kenya) who barely bested third place finisher Tsegaye Kebede (2:06:52-Ethiopia).

Just 1 minute and 29 seconds separated 1st through 10th places for the men.

2012 London Marathon Top 10 Male Results

  1. Wilson Kipsang (Kenya) – 2:04:44
  2. Martin Lel (Kenya) – 2:06:51
  3. Tsegaye Kebede (Ethiopia) – 2:06:52
  4. Adil Annani (Morocco) – 2:07:43
  5. Jaouad Gharib (Morocco) – 2:07:44
  6. Abel Kirui (Kenya) – 2:07:56
  7. Emmanuel Mutai (Kenya) – 2:08:01
  8. Marilson Gomes Dos Santos (Brazil) – 2:08:03
  9. Samuel Tsegay (Eritrea) – 2:08:06
  10. Feyisa Lilesa (Ethiopia) – 2:08:20

Mary Keitany was the female winner with a time of 2:18:37.  Keitany’s time is the 2nd fastest in London Marathon history. The fastest time belongs to London’s Paula Radcliffe in 2:17:42 (2005).

Second place female was Edna Kiplagat (2:19:50-Kenya) and the female’s Kenyan podium was completed with Priscah Jeptoo (2:20:14).

The top five female finishers were all from Kenya.

2012 London Marathon Top 10 Female Results

  1. Mary Keitany (Kenya) – 2:18:37
  2. Edna Kiplagat (Kenya) – 2:19:50
  3. Priscah Jeptoo (Kenya) – 2:20:14
  4. Florence Kiplagat (Kenya) – 2:20:57
  5. Lucy Kabuu (Kenya) – 2:23:12
  6. Aberu Kebede (Ethiopia) – 2:24:04
  7. Irina Mikitenko (Germany) – 2:24:53
  8. Jessica Augusto (Portugal) – 2:24:59
  9. Atsede Baysa (Ethiopia) – 2:25:59
  10. Jelena Prokopcuka (Latvia) – 2:27:04

Full 2012 London Marathon Results

Congrats to all who ran and finished the 2012 London Marathon.

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Kenyan Marathoner Wilson Kipsang

Wilson Kipsang Runs 2nd Fastest Marathon Ever at Frankfurt Marathon

Kenya’s Wilson Kipsang ran the 2nd fastest marathon ever recorded (on an official course)  at the Frankfurt Marathon on Sunday morning in Germany in 2:03:42.

Fellow countryman Patrick Makau, just a month ago, set the new world record for the marathon at 2:03:38.

It was the second consecutive win for Kipsang at the Frankfurt Marathon.

Kenyans took home 9 of the top 10 spots.

Frankfurt Marathon Top 10 Results

  1. Wilson Kipsang (Kenya) – 2:03:42
  2. Levy Matebo (Kenya) – 2:05:16
  3. Albert Matebor (Kenya) – 2:05:25
  4. Philip Sanga (Kenya) – 2:06:07
  5. Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot (Kenya) – 2:06:29
  6. Peter Kirui (Kenya) – 2:06:31
  7. Chumba Dickson Kiptolo (Kenya) – 2:07:23
  8. Siraj Gena (Ethiopia) – 2:08:31
  9. Duncan Koech (Kenya) – 2:08:38
  10. Henry Sugut (Kenya) – 2:08:56

Congrats to Wilson! I’m sure Chuck Noland (Tom Hanks) is extremely pleased with his good friend.

Mamitu Daska won the women’s race, finishing in 2:21:59.

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