Sunday, September 25, 2011
Makau made a big surge at around 27km and Geb stepped off the road briefly. To make things worse after he resume running, he soon lost touch and dropped out and lost his world record as well.
The big news is Geb DNF again, his second in two races after New York which he "retired" and came back and now more questions will be asked if he will return.
Paula Radcliffe in her comeback race after two years out finished 3rd in 2:23:46 and qualified for the London Olympics next year.
Here are the splits for the men's race.
5km-14:36 (2:03:13 pace)
Half-marathon -61:43 (2:03:26)
*Photo by Getty Images
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Saturday, September 3, 2011
|VCB, Carmelita Jeter & Allyson Felix|
|A picture with VCB when she was in Singapore in 2009|
Not many people had expected VCB to win, certainly not me, as she had lost the 100m to Carmelita Jeter. In fact Jeter did try to haul VCB back in the closing stages of the race but VCB managed to hold her off with a storming finish after her brilliant start.
3-time 200m defending champion Allyson Felix rounded off the medals after placing 2nd in the 400m earlier. Felix tried to do the 200m & 400m double here and I guess that foiled her chances.
*Picture from Tracktownphoto.com
*Also see http://physiosolutions.blogspot.com/2009/12/jamaican-sprinters-treat.html