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In the beginning was a little off with the sound but once I put it on full screen, it worked well. Enjoyed it. Thanks to Let's Run for the live feed!
Not sure what to think about Keitany's 66:49. On one hand, she's slightly faster than expected, but on the other hand, she appears to have not learned her lesson post-NYC. The go-big-or-go-home mentality can work sometimes, but seems unnecessarily risky if she ends up employing it in the Olympics since she should be the favorite in any type of race.
I saw it too. It is not legal to subtract the time just because everybody stood around after the clocks started. Official time is official time. Reporting the chip times as the official results is NOT legal.
Looking at the video feed when Mary crossed the line, the clock appeared to read 1:06:49 and that is what is written here in the IAAF race report:
But in the IAAF top lists, she appears to be credited with a time of 1:06:42, so a 5 second adjustment has been applied.
Meanwhile the letsrun race report lists her time as 1:06:42 and then suggests a further 6-8 seconds should be subtracted...
Hopefully people can agree on the correct answer soon, but someone needs to have a word with the RAK Half Marathon race organisers and tell them that if they can't manage the race start a little better, in what was otherwise a fine race, their IAAF gold label status might be at risk.
Sorry, that should be a 7 second adjustment applied by the IAAF when you compare the top lists with the race report.
Race report from IAAF:
Results of RAK Half Marathon 2012
1. Dennis Kipruto Koech (KEN) 1:00:40
2. Azmeraw Bekele (ETH) 1:00:49
3. Wilson Kipsang Kiprotich (KEN) 1:01:01
4. Bernard Kipyego (KEN) 1:01:29
5. Feyisa Lelisa (ETH) 1:01:52
6. Fabiano Joseph (TAN) 1:02:00
7. Kiplimo Kimutai (KEN) 1:02:03
8. Levy Matebo Omari (KEN) 1:02:15
9. Joseph Maregu (KEN) 1:02:31
10. Tsegaye Kebede (ETH) 1:02:34
1. Mary Keitany (KEN) 1:06:49
2. Georgina Rono (KEN) 1:09:13
3. Gladys Cherono (KEN) 1:09:14
4. Feysa Tadese (ETH) 1:09:15
5. Hilda Kibet (KEN) 1:11:15
6. Caroline Cheptanui Kilel (KEN) 1:11:21
7. Rose Chelimo (KEN) 1:11:31
8. Feheriwat Goshu (ETH) 1:12:57
9. Serena Burla (USA) 1:13:43
10. Dehininet Demsew (ETH) 1:15:14
But even that isn't consistent...
Koech (KEN) 1:00:40 -> in top list 1:00:34 (6 seconds)
Keitany (KEN) 1:06:49 -> in top list 1:06:42 (7 seconds)
Are they using chip times in the top lists?
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