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Eliud Kipchoge: 1:59:40

Eliud Kipchoge did it! The first ever sub-2 hour marathon

Eliud Kipchoge, arguably the greatest marathoner of all time, did it! This morning in Vienna Austria, he ran a marathon in 1:59:40. Not the world record because this was not a record eligible event but an astounding performance regardless.

Remembering Coach Conway

I heard the news today that my first running coach and one of the two or three greatest influences in my life passed away yesterday.

Many of you who know me well know how important Coach Conway was in my life. He was a role model, inspiration, and mentor.

To those of us lucky enough to have been mentored by him, our lives have been transformed for the better because of his role in our lives.

What we learned from the 2017 Berlin Marathon

Eliud Kipchoge – amazing runner but not good enough to overcome Mother Nature.

The 2017 Berlin Marathon was run yesterday. The men’s race was billed as an almost certain world record. It had the most dominant runner of recent years, Eliud Kipchoge, who was coming off his 2:00:25 “Breaking 2” effort. It had Kenenisa Bekele, who last year came up just seconds short of the world record. It had former world record holder and serial 2:03 runner Wilson Kipsang. How could this race not produce a world record?

 

Well, Kipchoge won in 2:03:32. 35 seconds short of the world record. Bekele and Kipsang didn’t finish. Instead, first time marathoner Guye Adola pushed Kipchoge, even taking the lead late in the race, before finishing just 14 seconds back.

 

What did we learn from this event?

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