It Was An Incredibly Busy Weekend On The Roads
Rotterdam MB: Kenneth Kipkemoi Comes From Behind To Win Rotterdam Marathon In 2:05:44 In His Debut The 33-year-old winner has PRs of 13:03/26:52/59:01 at shorter distances. Visiline Jepkesho won the uneventful women’s race in 2:23:47. *Video Of End Of Men’s Race
Paris MB: Betsy Saina Holds On For Narrow 4-Second Win In 2:22:55, Paula Lonyangata Defends In 2:06:25 The third time was certainly the charm for Saina, who DNFed her 1st two marathons last year, but got the win in #3. Ex-doper Mathew Kisorio, who once said there was lots of doping in Kenya, was 2nd in the men’s race.
Berlin Half MB: Wow: Erick Kiptanui Goes For WR (13:32 Through 5k), Wins In 58:42!! He was on WR pace through 14k.
- Rome: Ethiopia’s Rahma Tusa Wins Third-Straight Title In 2:23:46, Announces She Wants To Replicate Firehiwot Dado’s Feat And Win NY This Fall Dado three-peated in Rome in 2009, 2010 and 2011 and then NYC in 2011. Kenya’s Cosmas Birech won the men’s race in a PR of 2:08:03.
- Istanbul Half: World Jr. XC Silver Medalist Amdework Walelegn Of Ethiopia, 19, Sets Turkish All-Comers Record Of 59:50 Ethiopia’s Ababel Yeshane won the women’s title in 66:22.
- Prague Half: Kenya’s Joan Melly Runs Fourth-Fastest All-Time 65:04 To Dominate By Over A Minute The men’s race was super-deep as Benard Kimeli won in 59:47 with two more under the hour barrier and 1-6 separated by only 21 seconds.
- Milan: Ethiopia’s Seyefu Abdiwak Tura – Who Ran 2:04:44 In Dubai – Wins Milan In 2:09:04 As Lucy Kabuu Wins Women’s Race In 2:27:02
- Hannover: Seboka Negussa (ETH, 2:09:44) And Agnes Kiprop (KEN, 2:32:35) Win
- Cherry Blossom 10 Miler MB: World Half 4th Placer Jemal Yimer Wins Men’s Race in 46:17, Buze Diriba (53:45) Wins Women’s, Matthew Centrowitz Runs 50:38. Chris Derrick (46:52, 5th) and Emma Bates (54:44, 7th) were the top Americans. You can watch a race replay here. *Washington Post *Results
*MB: Matthew Centrowitz is running a 10 miler on Sunday morning – Predict his time