This photo gallery features the photos of PhotoRun.net, as they captured the great moments of the 2011 BAA Boston Marathon. Not only was there a battle to the tape on the women’s side, where Caroline Kilel held off the final charge of Desi Davila, 2.22.36 to 2.22.38. And then, just four seconds back, was Sharon Cherop, who ran 2.22.42. That trio gave us the fastest women’s finish since 1994! Desi Davila is now the fastest American women of all times at Boston. In fifth place came the resurging Kara Goucher, who ran 2:24.52, per pb.
On the men’s side, Ryan Hall’s front running brought through the halfway in 1:01.47 and then, Hall pushed until about 31k, when Geoffrey Mutai started moving away, running 4.43 miles. Moses Mosop caught Mutai at 23 miles and battled to the finish, which was reached first by Geoffrey Mutai, in a world best, all conditions of 2:03.02, to Mosop’s 2.03.06.
Gebre Gebremariam just held off Ryan Hall, 2:04.53 to 2:04.55. Ryan Hall is now the fastest American of all times, all conditions.
Just under 27,000 marathoners started the race, under ideal conditions, with, at times, ten mile an hour tailwinds!
The 2011 BAA Boston Marathon was unforgettable! Enjoy the photo gallery, put together by Chuck Bartlett, the RN webmaster.
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