2012 Boston Marathon Men's Preview: Can Anyone Possibly Stop Geoffrey Mutai?
Plus John Kellogg Guesses What Impact The Weather Will Have On The Race
April 13, 2012
Before we get to our preview of the 2012 Boston Marathon, let's take a step back. Heading into the race two years ago (2010), the course record at Boston was 2:07:14. No one had even run 2:06 on the course. Now thanks to the revolution in men's marathoning and last year's gale-force tail-wind, the course record is 2:03:02.
Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot's 2:05:52 was considered revolutionary in 2010 until Geoffrey Mutai ran 2:03:02 last year.
A 2:03:02 in Boston was a time that was basically unfathomable for everyone on the planet to consider before it happened, save one. LetsRun.com coaching guru John Kellogg basically predicted the fact that a 2:03:02 was possible before last year's race. (Although to be fair, he did say after the race if forced to make a time prediction before hand he would have said 2:04).
Now that we've gotten the self promotion out of the way, let's break down the race.