Monday, April 19, 2010

Cheruiyot Sets Boston Record

Kenyan Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot ran 2:05:52 to demolish the course record at the venerable B.A.A. Boston Marathon in that event's 114th running on Monday (19). Cheruiyot took a staggering minute and twenty-two seconds off the previous record of 2:07:14 set by Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot (no relation) in 2006.
Amazing shit.
I have no words. It means one can even set a world record on a hilly course like Boston.
Amazing shit.
Hall and Meb took 45th and 5th respectively while Kebede and Merga replayed the 2008 olympics debacle with Merga fading at the last Km and Kebede cruising past him to take second place. I am looking for the video.
Meanwhile, Wanjiru, Kirui and others are stuck in Nairobi due to flights to Europe being grounded. They are to travel to London and demolish the course record and possibly the world record.
 I am still stretching.

Ryan Hall (USA) leads the pack near the one-mile marker. He finished fourth with a time of 2:08:41, the fastest ever for a U.S. runner at the Boston Marathon. (Greg M. Cooper/ US Presswire)

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