2012 Virgin London Marathon: Geek Stuff (Statistics), courtesy of K. Ken Nakamura, note by Larry Eder

At Runblogrun.com, we are proud to publish all the geek stuff that is fit to print. Here, courtesy of K. Ken Nakamura, are how the stat world changed with Virgin London today!

Keitany_MaryH-RAK11.JPGMary Keitnay, 2011 RAK, photo by PhotoRun.net

Wilson Kipsang, 2011 BMW Frankfurt, photo by PhotoRun.net

London marathon stats

Mary Keitany became the third women (after Radcliffe and Ndereba) to crack 2:20 multiple times 

Edna Kiplagat became the 17th women to crack 2:20.  

Wilson Kipsang became second (after Gebrselassie) to crack 2:05 thrice
He has ran 2:03:52, 2:04:44, 2:04:57

39 years old Gharib became the oldest to crack 2:08; 
Previously 38 years old Carlos Lopes was the oldest to crack 2:08 with 2:07:12.  
Gharib is the fastest 39 years old marathon runner
Gharib is now the oldest to crack 2:06 (2:05:27 as 36 years old) 
and the oldest to crack 2:06 (2:06:55 as 37 years old) 
He is also the fastest marathon runner as 36, 37 and 39 years old. 

Keitany ran 35-40Km in 15:45, fastest ever split in world class marathon. 
Radcliffe's fastest split for 35-40K is 15:55 in 2003
Radliffe's fastest split was 15:47 for first 5Km in 2005. 

London improved the top 10 average to 2:05:15, but still in third place behind Rotterdam 
Berlin and Dubai

London improved the top 10 average to 2:18:59 on the women's side. 
London's average is 1 minute better than second place Chicago 

Kipsang became 7th runner to crack 2:05 this year; this ties most sub-2:05 for the year, recorded in 2011

Kipsang also became 14th runner to crack 2:06 this season. It is the highest in history.

Keitany and Edna Kiplagat became 5th and 6th runner to crack 2:20 this year, most ever in the year; 

After London, 12 women have cracked 2:22, the most ever in a season. 

Top 5 average for the season is 2:19:18, & top 10 average for the season is 2:19:52 for women.
Both lowest average ever. 

Wilson Kipsang's top 5 average for the marathon is 2:05:22, fourth lowest average 
behind Haile, G Mutai and Makau 

Keitany's top 3 average since 2008 is 2:20:31, second behind Shobukhova's average (2:19:40) 

Edna Kiplagat ran fastest marathon by 32 years old, 2:19:50, although Mikitenko ran 2:19:19 as 
36 years old 

Keitany ran the fastest marathon as 30 years old. 
Her time, 2:18:37, is faster than previous fast for 30 year old, 2:19:26
However, Radcliffe ran 2:17:42 as 31 years old, & Shobukhova ran 2:18:20 as 33 years old

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