Was up kinda early for a Sato: 5:30. Daylight was slowly stabbing the dark and the dark kept creeping away from the approaching daylight. I wasnt so strong so I just took it easy and decided to think of this as my baseline 21K for 2012. I concentrated on maintaining good form and raising my knees up. The turning point (10.5Kms) is Karen Professional centre, some 10m past Spoilers Lounge. At the 18th K, I saw Langat and made a little snack out of his struggling form. But I got pretty whacked generally (when will this ever end?) and ended up finishing in 2:05.
This is what Tim Noakes would call jogging.
Yesterday, Ethiopians kicked our Kenyan asses at the Dubai Standard & Chartered Marathon. Amazing shit happened.
Ayele Abshero of Ethiopia turned the Marathon tide substantially on Friday when he ran the fastest winning debut in history, taking the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon title in an event record time of 2:04:23, which also makes him the fourth fastest man ever.