Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Marathon Monday

First of all, yes I had my first day at work in Dubuque and I moved into my new apartment. But considering that this may be for at least a year I will talk about Iowa and engineering in the future. Instead I want to talk about the last three days of marathoning.

Saturday in the history of running there had been only nine marathons run in a total time less than 2:05. Two of those are from Haile Gebreselassie including the current world record of 2:03:59. Then Sunday in the London marathon the winner ran 2:04:40 setting a new course record and bringing the list of 2:03 and 2:04 marathon performances to ten.

Then Monday at the Boston marathon four people ran 2:03 or 2:04 all shattering the previous course record. The winner ran 2:03:02. Now Boston is an overall downhill course and rumor has it it was with the wind yesterday but 2:03:02! Second place ran 2:03:06! And Boston is supposed to be a slow course?! Also, American Ryan Hall ran 2:04:5something which is awesome!

Finally, a shout out to three of my friends who ran college track and cross country with me and ran 2:25, 2:39, and 2:41 Monday! Personal records for everyone! I hope I didn't miss anyone, but I haven't found the scrollable results yet so that I can read the extensive list of finishers. For marathoning it was a good and fast weekend.

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