2014 Berlin Marathon - BMW Berlin Marathon
The 2:03:00 Barrier in the Marathon is Gone: Dennis Kimetto Runs 2:02:57 to Break the World Record in Berlin
Dennis Kimetto and Emmanuel Mutai put on a marathoning exhibition on the streets of Berlin and both broke the previous world record in the marathon and Kimetto was rewarded with a 2:02:57, the first sub 2:03:00 ever. *Video Highlights
Deena Kastor's American Record Stands as Shalane Flanagan Runs 2:21:14 for Third at 2014 BMW Berlin Marathon
Shalane Flanagan went for the AR in Berlin, but paid the price the second half. She was rewarded with a PB and the #2 time every by an American and a third place finish as Tirfi Tsegaye and Feyse Tadese went 1-2 with PBs in front of Flanagan. *Video Highlights
WTW: All Hail Larry Rawson And Dennis Kimetto, Sub-2 Here We Come, Shalane And Emmanuel Win By Losing, Rupp's Medal Chances Go Up, Runners Are Crazy And Deena Says Paula's WR Was Bad For The Sport
Last week was a momentous week with Dennis Kimetto breaking the 2:03:00 marathon barrier. We take another look at that, compare Tsegaye Kebede to all American marathoners ever, praise Shalane Flanagan, like Galen Rupp's medal chances, and tell you why runners are officially crazy.
Kimetto talked about his father's reaction when he went from farming to running: “My father said, train as well as you can and go for it, you can change your life."
Dennis Kimetto makes marathon history on the streets of Berlin while Tirfi Tsegaye’s patience is rewarded with women’s world lead at the BMW Berlin Marathon
Competitive Edge Has Potential To Take Men's Field To Brink Of World Record And Beyond In Berlin On Sunday
Dennis Kimetto: “I know I am ready. My preparation has been good and I’m confident for Sunday. If the conditions are good, yes, we could break the world record.”
2:21 Ethiopian training partners Tirfi Tsegaye and Feyse Tadese along with Shalane Flanagan are all shooting for sub-2:20.
The men's race in Berlin has produced a world record four times in the last seven years. With Dennis Kimetto (2:03:45 PB, #3 all-time), Emmanuel Mutai (2:03:52 PB, #4 all-time), Tsegaye Kebede (2x London champ, 2:04:38 PB) and world half marathon champ Geoffrey Kamworor all vying for the win, Wilson Kipsang's 2:03:23 WR from Berlin last year in in serious jeopardy.
Shalane Flanagan Chases History and Deena Kastor's 2:19:36 American Record: 2014 Berlin Marathon Preview
Shalane Flanagan has said that her only goal is to break Kastor's record on Sunday and that everything else -- including winning the race -- is secondary to that. She has a good shot at her first major victory but will have company in the form of 2:21 women Feyse Tadese (Paris CR holder) and Tirfi Tsegaye (Tokyo CR holder, won Dubai in 2013).
On The Boards
- Go to your local high school track and run a lap in 69.9 seconds.
- Dennis Kimetto - what are we Westerners still missing about Kenyan Marathoners?
- How long could you keep pace with Kimetto?
- Kimetto perfect running style for marathon
- THE “2:03:00 WALL” FINALLY FALLS DOWN by COACH RENATO CANOVA
- Why Shalane and other US distance runners don't win
- Kimettooooooooooo 2:02:57!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- Wow Brett Larner has a stick up his butt; calls out Shalane Flanagan b/c angry press release didn't mention Japan chick
- Official 2014 BMW Berlin Marathon Prediction Thread
- Flanagan's record(?) attempt