Ireland’s Alistair Cragg set a national record in sixth place, running 1:00.49. Meb Keflizighi, 2009 ING NYCM champion, was fifteenth in 1:02.24. Notably, in 21rst, was Ryan Hall, who ran 1:03.53.
As many know, Mr. Hall changed training sites, moving from Terrance Mahon and the Mammoth TC, to managing his own coaching ( he did list, for the record, “Jesus”, as his coach, in a form required by USADA, the US drug agency, at the recent Aramco Houston Marathon).
Hall, in an interview with RBR at the USA Half marathon championships, did speak about how he has added more rest to his training, and also cited using prayer as part of his discernment process for determining the correct training methods for his personal success. Changes in training take a lot of time to gauge, we wish Ryan the best as he trains for the 2011 BAA Boston marathon.
Caroline Rotich, 2011 NYCM Half marathon, photo by PhotoRun.net
Caroline Rotich was the top women, running 1:08.52. Edna Kiplagat, the 2010 Honda LA marathon winner and 2010 ING NYCM marathon winner, ran 1:09:00, her personal best.
Kara Goucher, 2011 NYCM Half marathon, photo by PhotoRun.net
Kara Goucher, 2007 WC bronze medalist at 10,000 meters, less than six months after the birth of her son, Colt, ran 1:09.03 (two months ago, she had run a 1:14 half marathon), for third. Jo Pavey of Great Britain ran 1:09.33 for sixth place, with Jessica August, the Euro 10,000m champion, who ran 1:10:00, for seventh place.
Pretty obvious that the Oregon Training Project continues to work, and that both Mo Farah and Galen Rupp are thriving. Fascinated to watch Kara Goucher at Boston (also Dez Davila), as she is rounding into shape. Alberto Salazar is doing it, as one might call, ” old school”–for distance runners to get better, they need to race! Most importantly, Salazar has found a system that works for his team.
Farah debuts with UK record
NEW YORK (USA, Mar 20): Excellent half-marathon debut for double
European track champion and fresh European indoor champion Mo Farah at
New York City Half Marathon. The UK representative clocked 1:00:23, new
national record and European leading of the 2011. In close finish second
former World CC Champion Gebre Gebremariam (1:00:25) ahead of another
debuting runner Galen Rupp (1:00:30). IrelandÂ´s Alistair Cragg was 6th
in national record 1:00:49. Also to note the 15th place of Meb
Keflezighi (1:02:24) and 21st position of Ryan Hall (1:03:53).
photo by PhotoRun.net.
NYC Marathon 8th placer Caroline Rotich of Kenya was the best woman in
personal best and course record 1:08:52. Second place for last year LA
Marathon winner Edna Kiplagat (1:09:00, PB) and third returning after
birth of her son last September US world medalist Kara Goucher in
1:09:03. Jo Pavey of Great Britain was the best European as 6th in
1:09:33 ahead of Jessica Augusto of Portugal (7th, 1:10:00) and Russian
Olesya Syreva (8th, 1:10:18). Mo Farah, 2011 NYC Half Marathon Champion, photo by PhotoRun.net
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