ING NYC Marathon 11/6/11


#1

The NYC Marathon is this Sunday. NBC will begin airing at 9am.
830 Wheelchair
910 Professional Women
940 Professional Men (and rest)

Any predictions? 55 and sunny! Perfect weather for a CR!!!

On the men’s side- Gebre Gebremariam (ETH) looks to defend his title from last year however he will have his hands full with Geoffrey Mutai (KEN) who beat him at Boston last year. Gebremariam placed 3rd while Mutai went on to win with a world record 2:03:xx:eek: . Bobby Curtis (USA) and Meb (USA) could make it interesting… for awhile at least.

On the women’s side- The field looks pretty open. Caroline Kilel (KEN) winner of the 2011 Boston Marathon looks to claim another victory. Lauren Fleshman (USA) debuts on Sunday.


#2

My predictions:

Men- I actually like the other Mutai! Emmanuel Mutai (KEN) was runner up last year. I always love a good upset!

Women- This looks like such a toss up. I do not see a clear favorite. I predict a 10 women pack through 16mi. Mary Keitany (KEN) is my pick.


#3

Results

men- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QBOjBtoPL4
Winner- Geoffrey Mutai KEN (2:05:05)

women- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaosndkjg3Q
Winner- Firehiwot Dado ETH (2:23:15)


#4

Mutai (both of them really, but mostly Geoff) is an absolute monster. No question that his Boston time was totally legitimate now.