Sunday, September 25, 2011

New World Record In Berlin Marathon 2011

Patrick Makau has broken the Emperor Haile Gebrselassie's world record in Berlin this year by 21 seconds after running 2:03:38 hrs.

 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)
10km-29:17 (2:03:34)
15km-43:51 (2:03:21)
20km-58:30 (2:03:25)
Half-marathon -61:43 (2:03:26)
35km-1:42:16 (2:03:17)
40km-1:57:15 (2:03:41)

*Photo by Getty Images

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Remembering 9/11

Lest we forget.... Our hearts go out to those who lost their loved ones.

*Pictures from NY Times

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Women's 200m Final in Daegu 2011

VCB, Carmelita Jeter & Allyson Felix 
A picture with VCB when she was in Singapore in 2009
Yes Usain Bolt ran a fantastic race in the 200m to redeem himself but most entralling race for the day for me was watching Veronica Campbell-Brown (VCB) outrun Camelita Jeter and my current favorite female sprinter Allyson Felix in the women's 200m race.

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
*Also see this.