Marathons

Haile Gebrselassie After Winning in Vienna: Olympic Qualification is Next Step

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"For me running is like my daily nutrition. You could say I have breakfast, running, lunch, running, dinner," explained Haile Gebrselassie. The Ethiopian superstar, who turns 38 today, is back in normal life and proved this at the Vienna City Marathon. A good five months after he had originally announced his retirement but then decided to continue running he won the half marathon staged parallel to marathon with 60:18 minutes.

"I am now confident that I can run a good marathon in autumn. My time in Vienna is okay. It is not so easy to break one hour if you are running alone and without pacemakers," said the world marathon record holder (2:03:59), who confirmed that the London Olympic marathon in 2012 remains his major goal. Talking about what happened in New York in November 2010, when he dropped out of the marathon and then announced the end of his career he described the situation as "a big disaster for me". "When I came back to Ethiopia after it people said, what is the matter? You can not end your career like this. You have to finish on a high."

2011 BAA Boston Marathon, LIVE Reports: Geoffrey Mutai Runs 2:03.02 & Caroline Kilel wins in 2:22.36!,

Written by Larry Eder.

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Kim Smith, who ran a half marathon this year in New Orleans in 1:07.36., took the lead right away, hitting the mile in 5:18, two miles in 10:37, and just three miles in 16:07. Kim has a personal best of 2:25:38, run at the 2010 Virgin London Marathon. The pack is back about twenty meters.

The difference is, that Kim Smith could actually win this thing. We shall see how it goes..Kim Smith hit the 5k in 16:41. Note that Ms. Smith has some pretty tight hip flexors, her running is pretty unique. Four miles hit in 21:27, with Smith's lead out to 30 seconds! READ MORE>>>

 

Course record for Arusei, while Girma Tadesse defends - Madrid Marathon report

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Madrid, Spain – Kenya’s Moses Arusei stamped his authority at the 34th ‘Maratón Popular de Madrid’ held today in the Spanish capital to set a new course record of 2:10:58 in the process. The 26-year-old got the better of the defending champion Thomson Cherogony also of Kenya who ran under his previous record with a 2:11:03 effort to take second.

Universal Sports Presents Live Coverage of the 2011 Boston Marathon

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LOS ANGELES - Universal Sports presents live multi-platform coverage of the 2011 Boston Marathon. The network’s nationwide coverage will begin on Monday, April 18, 2011 at 9:30am ET.

The 115th running of the race will feature over 26,000 entrants from 67 different countries and all 50 states. Runners are competing for the prestigious title of champion of the Boston Marathon, the world’s oldest marathon, as well as a first place prize of $150,000 for both the men’s and women’s winners. The commentators for the race will include Boston Marathon veterans Al Trautwig (play-by-play) and Larry Rawson (analyst).

As part of the multi-platform coverage, the network’s website, www.universalsports.com, will provide LIVE race coverage, full on-demand replays and highlights of the event on a subscription basis, as well as news updates. Also, the Universal Sports Facebook and Twitter platforms will have live interactive updates throughout the race.