Big pay day for Kiprono and K. Smith
BOSTON (USA, Oct 7): Race Results Weekly informs that with their convincing victories at 12th B.A.A. Half-Marathon here, Allan Kiprono of Kenya and Kim Smith from New Zealand locked up the inaugural three-race B.A.A. Distance Medley title, collecting USD100,000 each, the largest non-marathon prize in all of road running. Kiprono’s time of 1:01:44 was a course record, while Smith’s mark of 1:10:57 was just five seconds off of Caroline Rotich’s event record from 2010. Second Lani Rutto 1:01:55 and third Sam Chelanga 1:03:22. IrelandÂ´s Alistair Cragg was fifth (1:04:10). Ethiopian Aheza Kiros was second woman in 1:12:50.
CHICAGO (USA): Ken Nakamura stats after Chicago Marathon: with 2:04:38 Tsegaye Kebede ran non-Boston US all comers record. Chicago now has 6th fastest course record. It is now faster than London & New York, among World Marathon Majors. Regassa, with 2:05:26, ran 4th fastest marathon debut. The season 2012 now has 11 sub-2:05 (prev record 7 in 2011), 21 sub-2:06 (prev record 17 in 2011) 37 sub-2:07 (prev high was 36 in 2011) and 69 sub-2:08 (prev high was 64 in 2011). After today, top 10 average for Chicago marathon has improved to 2:05:34, fifth fastest in the world. Kebede’s top 5 average has improved to 2:05:21, 4th best behind G Mutai, Haile, and Makau. Feyisa Lilesa is now the fastest 23 years old, replacing Wanjiru who recorded 2:05:10 in 2009 London. Shobukhova improved her top 5 average to 2:20:48, but she is still 3rd behind Radcliffe and Ndereba. The year has 35 sub-2:24 performances highest ever. Prev high was 29 in 2011. The season has 73 sub-2:26 performances, highest ever; previous high was 69 in 2011.
GIFU (JPN, Oct 6-7): At 67th National Sports Festival Mahai Sugimachi of Brazil clocked 49.13 at 400 m hurdles. Masashi Eriguchi won the 100m in 10.29 (+0.6). In the 10 000 m track walking Yusuke Suzuki achieved 40:10.16 ahead of junior Takumi Saito 40:11.71.
MARRAKESH (MAR, Oct 7): Winners of the 10 km road race were Hafid Chadi 28:09 and Ethiopian Moges Betlehem 33:19.
SAN JOSE (USA, Mar 7): San Jose Rock and Roll Half Marathon winners are Canadian Simon Bairu 1:03:28 ahead of Sergio Reyes 1:03:31 and Scott Bauhs 1:04.29. In women, category Clara Peterson 1:12:52.
SOLVANG (USA, Mar 6): Kenyan Silas Kisorio won the Solvang Mile in California with 4:11.65 and got 1000 USD prize.
ZAGREB (CRO, Mar 7): Kenyan Wycliffe Biwot won the 21st Zagreb Marathon in 2:25:08, Serbian Ana Subotic was the top woman 2:43:32.
FRIBOURG (SUI, Mar 7): Kenyan wins at 79th Murtenlauf at 17.45 km. Shadrack Kimaiyo got 54:52 and Nancy Koech 1:03:18.