Sunday, April 17, 2011

Today's London Marathon... Tomorrow Boston

In today's 31st running of the London Marathon, with more than 35,000 participants, the course record for men was broken.  Kenyan Emmanuel Mutai came in at 2:04:39.  That's a 4:45 min/mile for 26.2 miles.  Can you imagine running like that?!  The top three in the men's race were all under 2:06 and all three were from Kenya. 

 On the women's side, another Kenyan, Mary Keitany, was first with a time of 2:19:17.  That's a 5:19 pace.  The top three women were all under 2:21. 

 What amazing athletes!  And what's really cool is... that when you participate in a big city marathon like London, or New York or Chicago or tomorrow's Boston, you get to run on the very same course that the elite athletes do.

I found this video on YouTube..  It takes you from start to finish of the Boston Marathon course in eight minutes...  driving (of course), and in fast motion.  As I watched it, and it went on and on, I remembered the times I ran it.  

Congratulations to all who ran London today!  And to all who will run Boston tomorrow, hope you have a great time!

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