2012 fall marathons


Ryan Hall out of NYCMarathon, blames niggling injuries

Hall says he might be open to working with a coach to augment his faithbased training program.

truth I’ve not followed closely but I think NYCM is back on with baggage transport from Fort W. to CPW (special registration or a fee might be involve I’m not sure).


It’s starting to feel as if Hall’s window of opportunity is closing on him.


It’s all part of God’s wonderful training plan that has been laid out for him.


Agreed. For the record I would’ve, and probably did, say the same thing about Meb in Fall 2006/Spring 2007/Fall 2007 after his food poisoning NYCM, dnf at London, and dnf at OTM.

Although it should be noted that Meb was running regularly on the track until the 2008 OT and actually races under-distance road races which is something I believe has really helped Meb over the long haul (unlike Hall who may run under distance but hasn’t really raced a non-marathon in who knows how long).


If he keeps doing things the way he has been, I agree.

However, I also believe there is plenty of time for him to retool and return to his previous form. Whether he will or not remains to be seen, but I firmly believe that if he would take a year and focus entirely on the 10,000 and half marathon, with a few 5000s thrown in for good measure, and then returned to the marathon, he would see some greatly improved results. But that will probably only happen if he is willing to once again put himself under the guidance of a coach.

It really frustrates me to watch Ritz trying to become a marathoner when he’s actually a better 10,000/half marathoner, while Hall stubbornly refuses to compete seriously at anything other than the marathon. I know the answer (money) but at some point these guys need to think about their long-term development if they want to reach the highest possible heights.


Yep. I started to say it with my original post and I will now. I think RH in the next 5-10 years is going to regret forgoing the track.


Ritz ran pretty well at the US Oly trials coming off injury, so with a whole year of training under his belt, who knows what he can do in the marathon. His half time indicates he could be in for a big pr. Given his OT performance, I don’t think we can say Ritz shouldn’t be a marathoner just yet.


This is a pretty good joke w/r/t Ritzenhein and a full year of training.



2012 Elite Field Chicago

Levy Matebo
Tsegaye Kebede
Feyisa Lilesa
Dadi Yami
Shami Dawit
Laban Korir
Wesley Korir
Raji Assefa
Bernard Kipyego
Michael Kipyego
Samuel Ndungu
Takeshi Horiguchi
Dathan Ritzenhein
Takeshi Kumamoto
Yuki Moriwaki
Hiroki Kadota
Naoki Okamoto
Jimmy Grabow
Koji Kobayashi
Jeffrey Eggleston
Jason Gutierrez
Patrick Rizzo
Patrick Smyth
William Naranjo
Craig Leon
Diego Colorado
Malcolm Richards
Tim Tollefson
Thomas Frazer
Carlos Trujillo
Sammy Kitwara
Tilahun Regassa

Liliya Shobukhova
Lucy Kabuu
Atsede Baysa
Ejegayehu Dibaba
Merima Mohammed
Rita Jeptoo
Maria Konovalova
Caroline Rotich
Werknesh Kidane
Belainesh Gebre
Laurie Knowles
Devon Crosby-Helms
Lindsay Tollefson
Deanna Ardrey
Addie Bracy
Renee Metivier Baille
Stephanie Pezzullo


I don’t recall whether this has been mentioned, but Hall appears to be out of NYC. Also, he’s supposedly looking for a coach.



I hear Odin is available.

Yes, that was a cheap shot. But the reality is that Ra won’t work - Hall doesn’t handle heat well.


Lol. got a legit laugh out of that.

I’d suggest one of the Cthulhu deities (they certainly don’t have anything else to do). God’s great and all, but a Cthulhu monster will happily eat any kenyan or european who makes it to the line ahead of Hall. Aside from maybe AlSal, what other coach will do that?

Has Allistair Cragg entered anywhere yet? His track career seems officially done, so I’m assuming he’ll jump in somewhere. Hope he finishes this time. That Irish national record is just sitting there for the taking.


Love Odin. We have a great illustrated book of Norse mythology.


Five-borough Race Returns to National Live TV for First Time in Almost 20 Years
SportsCenter anchors Hannah Storm and [URL=“http://espnmediazone.com/us/bios/anderson_john/”]John Anderson will lead the ESPN team of commentators as host and play-by-play for ESPN’s live telecast of the ING New York City Marathon on Sunday, Nov. 4. Nationally, the telecast will be available on ESPN2 and – for fans who receive their video subscriptions from an affiliated provider – on computers at WatchESPN.com and on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app. ABC will also present a two-hour national broadcast at 4 p.m. Locally, New Yorkers can watch the race on WABC-TV and 7online.com. This is the first year of a five-year television package and marks the return of the Marathon to live national TV for the first time in almost 20 years.
ESPN’s Storm and Anderson will be joined by analysts Carrie Tollefson and Tim Hutchings and reporter Lewis Johnson. Tollefson is an Olympian and five-time NCAA champion in track and field and cross country. Hutchings, an Olympian and former international distance runner, and Johnson, an All-American in track, both covered the 2012 Olympic Games. Juli Benson, Ed Eyestone and David Wiley and WABC-TV’s sports anchors Rob Powers and Laura Behnke will also report from the course.
Anderson said, “Short of my first SportsCenter, I have never been more excited about any assignment I’ve had here at ESPN. The New York City Marathon is a 26.2-mile finish line. From gun to tape it’s non-stop exhilaration with support from the entire city. I’ve run the marathon and nothing ever hurt better in my life. It doesn’t matter if you’re in the lead or in 47,358th place, the crowd treats every runner the same – like a champion.”
Storm added, “There is perhaps, no sporting event in America more closely attached to its neighborhoods and city – while at the same time being an instantly recognizable international event – than the New York City Marathon. It’s a part of the fabric of this great city and I’m thrilled to be involved in the broadcast of such an iconic sporting event.”
More than 47,000 runners, including USA Olympians Abdi Abdirahman, Amy Hastings and Meb Keflezighi and Olympic Marathon gold medal champion Tiki Gelana of Ethiopia, are expected to participate.
7 a.m.-2 p.m.Pre-Race & ING NYC Marathon WatchESPN
7 a.m.-2 p.m. Pre-Race & ING NYC Marathon WABC-TV, 7online

9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ING NYC Marathon ESPN2

4-6 p.m.ING NYC Marathon Show ABC

All times ET unless otherwise noted.
Please note-

Fall Back: The clocks are set back one hour during Fall Back. In 2012, Fall Back occurs on Sunday, November 4.


Who can challenge Geoffrey Mutai at the BMW BERLIN MARATHON on September 30th?

Geoffrey Mutai winning the 2011 Boston Marathon
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Leading the elite filed at the 39th edition of the BMW BERLIN MARATHON on September 30th is Geoffrey Mutai (31) from Kenya, the man who ran the fastest marathon ever winning the Boston Marathon last year clocking 2:03:02 hrs. The time however cannot be recognized as a world record since the Boston course does not meet the requirements for records (the maximum incline is one metre per kilometre, start and finish should not be further apart than 50 % of the total race distance). The incline on Boston?s point to point course is 139 metres. The official world record stands at 2:03:38 by Patrick Makau (Kenya). He ran that at the BMW BERLIN MARATHON last year.
His challengers are Jonathan Maiyo (26) from Kenya who ran his PB in February placing 4th at the Dubai Marathon (2:04:56), Deressa Chimsa (35)from Ethiopia (2:05:42), and Nicholas Kamakya (27, Kenya, 2:06:34). There are two possible contenders to watch out for. Both are first timers on the marathon distance and both have won the Vattenfall BERLIN HALF MARATHON. Geoffrey Kipsang (Kenya) won the race last year being just 19 years old and has improved his PR at the distance meanwhile to a world class level of 59:26. Dennis Kimetto (26) won it last April (59:14) and several weeks later clocked a world record for 25 kilometres (1:11:18).
The women´s field will probably be dominated by runners from Ethiopia and Kenya. Aberu Kebede (23) knows the course well enough after winning this race in 2010 in pouring rain. Meanwhile she has improved her PB to 2:20:33 and could try to get under 2:20 hrs this time. Her toughest contenders are Ashu Kasim (27, Ethiopia, 2:23:09), Philes Ongori (26, Kenya, 2:24:20) and Flomena Chepchirchir (30, Kenya, 2:24:21). German newcomer Anna Hahner (22) has clocked 2:30:14 in her marathon debut in April and wants to go under 2:30 if the conditions are favourable.
The race is televised live nationally (n-tv and Eurosport) and will be shown live in 194 countries worldwide.

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2012-09-27Aberu Kebede targets sub 2:20 time and may have company on Sunda2012-09-26[URL=“http://www.bmw-berlin-marathon.com/en/news-and-media/news/2012/09/26/the-music-marathon-on-our-website.html”]The music marathon on our website2012-09-23[URL=“http://www.bmw-berlin-marathon.com/en/news-and-media/news/2012/09/23/countdown-one-week-to-go-scc-events-the-force-behind-the-bmw-berlin-marathon.html”]Countdown: One week to go - SCC EVENTS, the force behind the BMW BERLIN MARATHON2012-09-22[URL=“http://www.bmw-berlin-marathon.com/en/news-and-media/news/2012/09/22/countdown-8-days-to-go.html”]Countdown: 8 days to go[B]More news can be found in our [URL=“http://www.bmw-berlin-marathon.com/en/news-and-media/news-archive.html”]news archive[/B]


This is a little weird, couldn’t you get thrown off your rhythm with so many different rhythms coming at you?


The course of the BMW BERLIN MARATHON is also the stage for an almost continuous live concert. Every 500 metres one of the 80 bands will be urging on the runners and serving as an attractive venue for the spectators as well. No other marathon of this magnitude gets over 1,000 musicians out on the street. Some of the highlights are the Turkish rock band at Kottbusser Tor (15 km), the jazz big band at Yorkschlösschen in Kreuzberg (19,5 km) and the samba band at the “Wild Boar” (Wilder Eber” at 28 km). The sounds of one group will barely be fading away when the next beating drums are already within earshot. If you are lucky, you may even get your very own piece played for you as you pass the packed grandstands toward the finish. In more than 80 different beats through Berlin: an experience of sound and running that will echo on long after the event.

Have a look to the interactive course map with band infos and videos, music samples and a photo gallery. You can view a selection of 40music groups.


Kingcoe never thought of that trying to keep tempo point. Running 104 repeat 71 second quarters is beyond my sprinters grasp, never mind doing it to the beat of a different drummer every minute and 30 seconds:eek:


World Half Marathon Champs is on the 6th.

Puskedra is running: http://www.runnerspace.com/news.php?news_id=53646

Men’s field includes 5 sub 60 dudes.

Start lists, men: http://www.iaaf.org/mm/Document/06/79/10/67910_PDF_English.pdf

women: http://www.iaaf.org/mm/Document/06/79/11/67911_PDF_English.pdf

Go Flannagan.


NYC Gov’t will re-address the NYCMarathon issue at the morning meeting(weds). So as of now it’s a go.


11AM briefing over and the race is still a go.