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!
Mary Keitnay, 2011 RAK, photo by PhotoRun.net
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
Larry Eder has had a 50-year involvement in the sport of athletics. Larry has experienced the sport as an athlete, coach, magazine publisher, and now, journalist and blogger. His first article, on Don Bowden, America's first sub-4 minute miler, was published in RW in 1983. Larry has published several magazines on athletics, from American Athletics to the U.S. version of Spikes magazine. He currently manages the content and marketing development of the RunningNetwork, The Shoe Addicts, and RunBlogRun. Of RunBlogRun, his daily pilgrimage with the sport, Larry says: "I have to admit, I love traveling to far away meets, writing about the sport I love, and the athletes I respect, for my readers at runblogrun.com, the most of anything I have ever done, except, maybe running itself."
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