The BAA didn't let amateurs run with the pros in Boston this year. That didn't stop Stephen VanGampleare from beating several of them even though they were given a 2 minute head start. In the end, he ended up with a nearly 6 minute pb and Olympic Trials qualifier that shocked himself. "(I) still kind of am in a little bit of disbelief that I actually hit that time."
“This isn’t a sport like football or basketball where you can out-game plan somebody. You show up and you’re either fit or not. Whether you share your training or not isn’t going to change how fit or unfit you are.”
*MB: Scott Fauble Wants to Tell You His Strava Secrets
Marko Cheseto ran 2:42:24 to beat the previous world best of 2:42:52 from 2010.
*MB Archives: ESPN documentary on UAA runner, Marko Cheseto.
The 61-year-old wanted to run within 40-minutes of her 2:35:15 winning time from 40-years-ago, but topped that by coming in less than 30-minutes over that time.
An American-born runner not named Galen Rupp hadn't broken 2:10 in more than 2,000 days but two men did it on Monday in Boston.
If you are dreaming of PRing tomorrow in Boston, we've got good news for you. John Kellogg thinks that might be possible as the expected tailwind could offset the warmish temperatures.
Mission Athletics Club team members Nikki Hiltz and Emily Lipari ran the exact same time (4:40.1) but Hiltz got the win. In the men's race, the Reebok Boston Track Club's Domanic won by half a second over Chris O'Hare.
"I did not want to them thinking their Dad had just quit," said Ritz who went from 2:10 pace at mile 20 to 2:16 at the finish.