Boston 2013


#1

So Boston isn’t even here yet and Americans are sh*tting the bed.

Hall out with quad injury. Meb out with injury (due to freak accident, jumping over dog?). Abdi out with the flu.

Elite Fields:
Moses Mosop 2:03:06 (Boston, 2011) Kenya
Gebregziabher “Gebre” Gebremariam 2:04:53 (Boston, 2011) Ethiopia
Markos Geneti 2:04:54 (Dubai, 2012) Ethiopia
Ryan Hall 2:04:58 (Boston, 2011) United States
Levy Matebo 2:05:16 (Frankfurt, 2011) Kenya
Shami Abdullah Dawit 2:05:42 (Dubai, 2012) Ethiopia
Dickson Chumba 2:05:46 (Eindhoven, 2012) (CR) Kenya
Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot 2:05:52 (Boston, 2010) Kenya
Wesley Korir 2:06:13 (Chicago, 2012) Kenya
Raji Assefa 2:06:24 (Paris, 2012) Ethiopia
Abdihakem “Abdi” Abdirahman 2:08:56 (Chicago, 2006) United States
Mebrahtom “Meb” Keflezighi 2:09:08 (Houston, 2012) United States
Jeffrey Hunt 2:11:00 (Beppu, 2010) Australia
Jason Hartmann 2:11:06 (Chicago, 2010) United States
Eric Gillis 2:11:28 (Toronto, 2011) Canada
Fernando Cabada 2:11:53 (Houston, 2012) United States
Guor Marial 2:12:55 (San Diego, 2012) (NR) South Sudan
Robin Watson 2:13:37 (Rotterdam, 2012) Canada
Micah Kogo 59:07 (HM) (South Shields, 2012) Kenya
Lucas Rotich 59:44 (HM) (Den Haag, 2011) Kenya
Lelisa Desisa Benti 2:04:45 (Dubai, 2012) Ethiopia
Laban Korir 2:06:05 (Amsterdam, 2011) Kenya
Deriba Merga 2:06:38 (London, 2008) Ethiopia

Women:
Aselefech Medessa Mergia 2:19:31 (Dubai, 2012) (CR) Ethiopia
Meseret Hailu Debele 2:21:09 (Amsterdam, 2012) (CR) Ethiopia
Mamitu Daska 2:21:59 (Frankfurt, 2011) Ethiopia
Rita Jeptoo 2:22:04 (Chicago, 2012) Kenya
Sharon Cherop 2:22:39 (Dubai, 2012) Kenya
Madai Pérez 2:22:59 (Chicago, 2006) (NR) Mexico
Alemita Abera Begna 2:23:14 (Houston, 2012) Ethiopia
Tetiana Gamera-Shmyrko 2:24:32 (London, 2012) Ukraine
Kara Goucher 2:24:52 (Boston, 2011) United States
Shalane Flanagan 2:25:38 (Houston, 2012) United States
Ana Dulce Félix 2:25:40 (NYC, 2011) Portugal
Yolanda Caballero 2:26:17 (Boston, 2011) Colombia
Sabrina Mockenhaupt 2:26:21 (Berlin, 2010) Germany
Diana Chepkemoi Sigei 2:26:53 (Dubai, 2011) Kenya
Karolina Jarzynska 2:27:16 (Yokohama, 2011) Poland
Serena Burla 2:28:27 2:28:27 (Seoul, 2012) United States
Stephanie Rothstein-Bruce 2:29:35 (Houston, 2011) United States
René Kalmer 2:29:59 (Yokohama, 2011) South Africa
Diane Nukuri-Johnson 2:30:13 (London, 2012) (NR) Burundi
Alissa McKaig 2:31:56 (Houston, 2012) United States

Reds are OUT.


#2

It’s still a WMM, so it’s hard to ignore, but this is probably one of the weaker fields I’ve seen in a WMM. Just have to wait for London in a few weeks I guess.


#3

The other Americans are clearly just afraid of Hartmann.


#4

I am rooting for Tim Ritche and admittedly I’d like to see Shalane win even though I am not her biggest fan.


#5

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#6

Results are a bit more honest compared to recent years, is third place a 5000m guy for Kenya?

Runners: Men
Place Bib Name Official Time State Country Ctz
1 2 Desisa, Lelisa 2:10:22 ETH
2 19 Kogo, Micah 2:10:27 KEN
3 3 Gebremariam, Gebregziabher 2:10:28 ETH
4 15 Hartmann, Jason 2:12:12 CO USA
5 1 Korir, Wesley 2:12:30 KEN
6 4 Geneti, Markos 2:12:44 ETH
7 8 Chumba, Dickson 2:14:08 KEN
8 14 Hunt, Jeffrey 2:14:28 AUS
9 22 Tapia, Daniel 2:14:30 CA USA
10 23 Leon, Craig 2:14:38 OR USA
11 18 Watson, Robin 2:15:33 BC CAN
12 6 Matebo, Levy 2:15:42 KEN
13 47 Tanigawa, Tomohiro 2:16:57 JPN
14 31 Carballo, Carlos E. 2:17:05 CA USA
15 78 Troop, Lee 2:17:52 CO USA AUS
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Runners: Women
Place Bib Name Official Time State Country Ctz
1 F5 Jeptoo, Rita 2:26:25 KEN
2 F2 Hailu, Meseret 2:26:58 ETH
3 F1 Cherop, Sharon 2:27:01 KEN
4 F10 Flanagan, Shalane 2:27:08 OR USA
5 F3 Tsegaye, Tirfi 2:28:09 ETH
6 F9 Goucher, Kara 2:28:11 OR USA
7 F6 Perez, Madai 2:28:59 MEX
8 F19 Nukuri-Johnson, Diane 2:29:54 BDI
9 F11 Felix, Ana Dulce 2:30:05 POR
10 F14 Mockenhaupt, Sabrina 2:30:09 GER
11 F15 Sigei, Diana 2:33:02 KEN
12 F4 Daska, Mamitu 2:33:31 ETH
13 F7 Abera, Alemitu 2:33:46 ETH
14 F12 Caballero, Yolanda 2:35:10 COL
15 F17 Rothstein-Bruce, Stephanie 2:35:31 AZ USA
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Wheelchairs: Men
Place Bib Name Official Time State Country Ctz
1 W20 Yamamoto, Hiroyuki 1:25:32 JPN
2 W6 Van Dyk, Ernst F. 1:27:12 RSA
3 W3 Hokinoue, Kota 1:27:13 JPN
4 W8 Hug, Marcel E. 1:28:19 SUI
5 W2 Fearnley, Kurt H. 1:28:26 AUS
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Wheelchairs: Women
Place Bib Name Official Time State Country Ctz
1 W105 McFadden, Tatyana 1:45:24 MD USA
2 W106 Graf, Sandra 1:46:54 SUI
3 W103 McGrory, Amanda M. 1:49:19 IL USA
4 W101 Reilly, Shirley 1:52:19 AZ USA
5 W107 Dawes, Christie A. 1:52:20 AUS
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Handcycles: Men
Place Bib Name Official Time State Country Ctz
1 27452 Davis, Tom 1:17:59 IN USA
2 27451 Spencer, Samuel 1:22:46 NJ USA
3 27458 LeRoy, Stefan 1:42:44 CA USA
4 27466 Benson, Latseen 1:43:38 CO USA
5 27461 Dubois, Kevin 1:44:09 RI USA
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Handcycles: Women
Place Bib Name Official Time State Country Ctz
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http://www.baa.org/2013/cf/public/iframe_TopFinishers.htm


#7

Wow Caballero and Felix really ate it (unsurprisingly)


#8

What do you think of the winner and his progression? Never heard of him before.

http://www.iaaf.org/athletes/ethiopia/lelisa-desisa#progression


#9

To answer your questions: Kogo is the bronze medalist from Beijing in the 10k.

Lelisa was listed by many as the favorite. His debut was in Dubai this year. I see nothing wrong with his progression, he seems to be a ‘true’ marathoner and doesn’t mess with other events too much.


#10

what the hell just happened?


#11

if you mean the explosions - 2 blasts near the finish area

reported a dozen grave injuries - tape has finishline clock at over 4 hrs

really sickening


#12

Anyone have word on the explosions??


#13

Near Mandarin Hotel-unconfirmed location now saying runners store near finish line- two explosions(some using word BOMB- near finish line- all major TV covering it now
hearing 20 plus injured 3 deaths-


#14

Friend there just sent a text saying she is ok, but it is chaotic.


#15

I meant Ethiopia. Sorry.

Boston:
3 3 Gebremariam, Gebregziabher 2:10:28 ETH

Results from DL Paris 2012:
1 GEBREMESKEL Dejen ETH 24 NOV 1989 1-10 12:46.81 WL
2 GEBRHIWET Hagos ETH 11 MAY 1994 1-7 12:47.53 WJR

My memory got confused with the last names.


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#17

This is crazy. Hoping the best for everybody there.


#18

Could anyone possibly have had a better day out there than Joan Benoit Samuelson did? JBS finished in 2:50:37. It’ll never be ratified, but it’s an unofficial age-group world record by about a minute and a half. Rae Baymiller holds the official age group record for W55-59 (2:52:14, set in 1998). Samuelson is actually 8 months older than Baymiller was when she set the record.

BTW, 2:50:37 is equivalent to 2:15:something using the age-graded tables. It’s also less than 28 min slower than Samuelson’s winning time in 1983 (her goal was to finish within 30 min of the 1983 time).

Just… wow.

Edit: Didn’t know anything about the explosions until after I posted.


#19

talked to one of my best friends (and former dyestatter) who was running and he and his family were long gone by the time of the explosions. I hate to be that guy, but there is no way this is accidental. Events like these are prime targets for something like this.


#20

Secondary devices being found now, so this is confirmed.