It was so close...
Today's RAK Half Marathon.
Fancy Chemutai had just missed WR and did 64:52 (#2 All-Time),
Bedan Karoki runs 58:42 (#4 All-Time). Congrats winners!, very fast race.
At 10K 10 men were on pace to run 58:36 !...
Well, how fast is 58:42? Karoki’s 5K splits were 13:53, 13:55, 13:56, and 13:57. So it’s fast
Special congratulations to Mary Keitany (36, mother of two), who lead for almost the entire race
before pulling away over the final 50 meters. Keitany ran a PR her for the second year in a row
(65:13 at age 35 in 2017, 64:55 today at age 36).
[source: lets run com]
"(...) When I was finishing secondary school my neighbor was running. And I say I want to be like him.
And I started training"
(...) 2012 was my low moment. I missed the chance to Olympic Games in London (...)"
Eliud Kipchoge & David Bedford, Full Address and Q&A at Oxford Union
source: OxfordUnion / Youtube
“I will always ask parents to allow their children to participate in various sports because keeping fit will keep away diseases leaving one in good health,”, Eliud Kipchoge at Shoe4Africa Children’s Hospital at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret
"The purpose of the race was to fit in some variety, while still in his aerobic training phase" - Jos Hermens after Tata Kolkata 25K last Sunday