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  • #12478

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    I'm going to be doing some live online coverage during the Boston Marathon. If you want to follow the race but can't watch live, check out your HillRunner.com options:

    Follow this thread.
    HillRunner.com on Twitter (probably the most actively updated option)
    HillRunner.com on Facebook
    HillRunner.com on Google+

  • #32312

    Andrew A.
    Member
  • #32313

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Thanks Andrew for the link. For those who can't stream at work or for whatever reason, we're ready to go with live updates here.

    Here's the plan. If you want rapid fire quick, concise updates, check out the Twitter link above. If you want less frequent, more verbose updates, stay tuned here or at Facebook or Google+.

  • #32314

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    I think I just heard the announcer say it's officially 80 degrees.

  • #32315

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    I see 71.8 degrees and a 3 mph wind out of the west currently at Hopkinton.

  • #32316

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    The women are off. Spread out across the road, looks like nobody interested in pushing the pace.

  • #32317

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Starting very slow. First mile roughly 6:15.

  • #32318

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    I find it interesting that Universal Sports is seemingly treating the women's early miles as a pre-race show. Going to the studio, minimal live call.

  • #32319

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    6:02 mile 2. About 15 strong in the lead pack.

  • #32320

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Women sharing water bottles,pace picking up a bit but still hardly fast for the elite women.

  • #32321

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    4 miles for the women: 24:07 with a 5:53 4th mile.

  • #32322

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Men also getting out slow. 4:47 opening downhill mile.

  • #32323

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Glenn Randall of USA with a good lead in the men's race right now but don't expect it to hold. Large men's chase pack will eat him up soon enough.

  • #32324

    Andrew A.
    Member

    I happen to be home from work today (no, I do not live in MA or any other state that recognizes Patriots Day) so will be tuning in and toss out some impressions.

  • #32325

    Andrew A.
    Member

    Top men 53 sec. slower through 5K than they were last year.  Women on 2:37 pace through 10K.

  • #32326

    Andrew A.
    Member

    At 10K, the men's pace predicts a 2:10:53 and the women's predicted a 2:37:03.

  • #32327

    Andrew A.
    Member

    No doubt, the weather is dictating conservative tactics and the pace should pick up later in the race.

  • #32328

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    For the record (and in case any coworkers see this 🙂 ) I'm taking a vacation day today.

  • #32329

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Men's wheelchair appears to have produced a course record, surprisingly enough. Of course, weather affects wheelers, who are moving faster, differently.

  • #32330

    Andrew A.
    Member

    Right, closer to cycling speeds so there is a windchill effect.
    Who are the commentators on the video?

  • #32331

    Andrew A.
    Member

    Ahh, Larry Rawson.  😛

  • #32332

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Men and women are both playing it conservative in the heat. When racing time comes, look out!

  • #32333

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Larry Rawson has already said a few things that have left me shaking my head.

  • #32334

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Cheprop and Jeptoo dropped off the women's lead pack. Down to 10 runners.

  • #32335

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    I mean Kiprop.

  • #32336

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Word is Kiprop has dropped out.

  • #32337

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Women starting to pick up the pace. 5:23 mile 13.

  • #32338

    Andrew A.
    Member

    Men are at 15km. Still slow, 15:47 for last 5K, 46:48 overall. Projection: 2:11:39. Slowing down. Women halfway split is 1:17:08, projects to 2:34. Last year, halfway was 1:10:52. Enormous difference.

  • #32339

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Men almost exactly 4 minutes slower than last year at 20K and getting slower as they go on.

  • #32340

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Men hit the half in 1:06:06.

  • #32341

    Andrew A.
    Member

    Women's last 5K in 17:37, and projected time now 2:33:39.

  • #32342

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Does Rawson think he sounds smart talking kilos so much to an American audience? Does he realize that most Americans have no idea what he's talking about? Now celsius.

  • #32343

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Womens lead pack down to 5.

  • #32344

    Andrew A.
    Member

    Not to mention the poor camera angles in use.  A bunch of shadows running.

  • #32345

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Kisorio threw in a surge that seems to have thinned out the lead pack to about 5.

  • #32346

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Women's race: 4 Kenyans and Dado from Ethiopia.

  • #32347

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Suddenly, men down to 3: Kisorio, Mutai, Mattebo.

  • #32348

    Andrew A.
    Member

    Who cares about the water tables?  Elites have their own fluid stations.  The commentary is slack-jawed and the commentators and reporters are stepping all over each other.

  • #32349

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Others still around but getting gapped.

  • #32350

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Andrew, Universal needs to hire us for next year's broadcast. 🙂

  • #32351

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    I just lost my live stream.

  • #32352

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Stream is back. Women down to 4. I think it's Kilel, defending champ who got dropped.

  • #32353

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    My live stream is going in and out now. Come on! Right when the racing is getting good!

  • #32354

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Kisorio and Matebo alone at front now. Both defending champs have been dropped.

  • #32355

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Dado is getting dropped from the lead women's pack.

  • #32356

    chris-melvin
    Participant

    You think Kenya would really dump Geoffrey Mutai from the Olympic team? That is “what have you done for me lately” to the extreme.

  • #32357

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Chris, I honestly don't know. It's hard to say what Athletics Kenya will do.

  • #32358

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Mutai is out with cramps.

  • #32359

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Levy Matebo pulling out into the lead.

  • #32360

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Women's race is becoming a 2 woman affair. Can't see who that is getting dropped.

  • #32361

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Cherop and Sungong (sp?) alone battling for first.

  • #32362

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Women are looking for just under 2:30, men over 2:10. Correction on the women's leaders: Cherop and Sumgong.

  • #32363

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Women heading for a heck of a finish. Cherop and Sumgong shoulder to shoulder.

  • #32364

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Looking for a 2:32-2:33 finish, just passed 2:27.

  • #32365

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Cherop makes the first move!

  • #32366

    Andrew A.
    Member

    Cherop salvaging my women's race picks.  8)

  • #32367

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Cherop is your winner. Sumgong second, 2 seconds back.

  • #32368

    Andrew A.
    Member

    Korir salvaging my men's race picks.  ;D

  • #32369

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Wesley Korir making Matebo work for it in the men's race.

  • #32370

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Korir pulling away from Matebo!

  • #32371

    Andrew A.
    Member

    Hartmann up to 4th

  • #32372

    Andrew A.
    Member

    Great to see Korir winning, his story is a great one to follow.

  • #32373

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Wesley Korir is going to be your Boston Marathon champion!

  • #32374

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    2:12:40 unofficially for Korir.

  • #32375

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Jason Hartmann 4th as top American. Way to go Jason!

  • #32376

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Results will be posted here when available: http://www.bostonmarathon.com/top-finishers.html

  • #32377

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Women: 1) Sharon Cherop 2:31:50, 2) Jemima Sumgong 2:31:52, 3) Georgina Rono 2:33:09

  • #32378

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Men: 1) Wesley Korir 2:12:40, 2) Levy Matebo 2:13:06, 3) Bernard Kipyego 2:13:13

  • #32379

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Thanks for following Boston Marathon coverage. It was a great race! I hope you enjoyed following.

  • #32380

    Andrew A.
    Member

    Nice to see TWill in the studio, hopefully being groomed to take a spot as on-course commentator.

  • #32381

    Andrew A.
    Member

    Just saw that approx. 5000 deferred their entry to 2013.

  • #32382

    Andrew A.
    Member
  • #32383

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Honestly, Williams could likely already do better commentary than Rawson. Found out on Twitter that Universal Sports was not even showing this internationally so his claim of doing metric conversions for the international crowd were simply false.

    I've always been a big Williams fan. I'd love to see him climb to more prominent roles in broadcasting. He seemed to do a good in studio job.

  • #32384

    Andrew A.
    Member

    Something different, Ingrid Kristiansen after her '89 win in Boston: http://www.trackandfieldnews.com/images/stories/tfn_pdfs/Interviews/ingrid%20kristiansen.pdf/size%5D

  • #32385

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    You think Kenya would really dump Geoffrey Mutai from the Olympic team? That is “what have you done for me lately” to the extreme.

    They would and they did.

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