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

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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

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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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