Patrick Makau held the World Record until September 29, 2013, when Wilson Kipsang broke the world record, on Berlin, with his 2:03.23. Sean Hartnett, who we call the Professor of the Marathon is a cartographer who teaches at UW Eau Claire.
Here is Sean's map of how Patrick Makau broke Haile Gebrselassie's World Record in September of 2011. I found it fascinating, and think that you will too! Tell us what you think. Send me your thoughts at firstname.lastname@example.org
. pdf download: 2011BerlinrMakauWRraceMap.pdf