On the women’s side, the lead pack is Irina Mikitenko, Zhou Chunxiu of China and Mara Yamauchi, with a second pack, lead by Catherine Ndereba. The women hit ten miles in 53.47, eleven miles in 58.16, twelve miles in 63.42 and the half marathon in 1.10.53.
On the men’s side, the pace setters have just continued to crank. Mile in 4.33, two miles in 9.11, three miles in 13.36, four miles in 18.48, five miles in 22.45, six miles in 27.27 and 10k in 28.28. The seventh mile in 32.13-a 4.46 mile. In men’s lead pack, Sammy Wanjiru, 2008 Beijing gold medalist, and World Champion Jaouad Gharib of Morocco, Zersenay Tadese of Eritrea, and Abderrahim Goumri. Eight miles hit in 36.53-a four-forty mile pace!
In the second men’s pack, Meb Keflizhighi, Dathan Ritzenhein, Luke Kibet and Felix Limo are running about a minute, ten seconds back!
Who is running the smarter pace. The second pack is running 2:07 and the first pack is 2:01-you decide!