Video Highlights of 2011 Boston Marathon

April 18, 2011

Today's 2011 Boston Marathon was one for the ages. In case you missed it we have video highlights of the men's and women's race below from Universal Sports.

First up was the women's race. American Desiree Davila came in second, but she definitely stole the show. Desiree dropped off the lead pack a few times during the race, but she battled back and then put on a stretch battle with Caroline Kilel that was one for the ages. There were four lead changes in the final straightaway with Kilel coming out on top.

Women's Video Highlights from Boston 2011: (If you just want to see the finish battle, skip to the 2nd video below)

Finishing Battle Between Carolin Rotich and Desiree Davila

Men's Highlights

Until last year, no one had run under 2:07 on the Boston course. On Monday American Ryan Hall ran 2:04:57, the fastest time ever by an American on any course, and he was barely within 2 minutes of the winner. How could that be? Geoffrey Mutai took advantage of the 20 mph tailwinds to run 2:03:02, beating the previous fastest marathon ever by 57 seconds. Right behind Mutai was compatriot Moses Mosop in his marathon debut running 2:03:06. David Monti of Race Results Weekly called the race and its conditions a "magic carpet ride."

2011 Men's video highlights below

More:  Recap: Tailwind Helps Deliver Breathless Times in 2011 Boston Marathon

On the boards:
Big Ups: Hall, 2:04.57 AR
*Geoffrey Mutai 2:03:02!!! in Boston Where Does it Rank?
*Desiree Davila Appreciation Thread: Pure Guts
*Official John Kellogg Is a Genius Thread (He Predicted The 2:03 on Boston)
Once In A (Marathon) Lifetime Conditions Forecast For Boston On Monday


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