He hates the 26.2 and 13.1 bumper stickers and thinks running is just another way to fulfill people's "fulfill the look-at-me desire"l. He says, "Running a marathon is hard enough without also patting yourself on the back every step of the way."
"His official resume says he earned a master's in chemistry from Columbia University and a medical degree and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Université Libre de Bruxelles, but available official records don't indicate he submitted work at either University."
Jeptoo: “I have done enough in big city marathons and I now long to win an Olympic gold. If AK names me for the Commonwealth Games, I will honour the call."
He'll face Silas Kimutai, John Mwagangi and Peter Matelong. African double champion Gladys Cherono leads the women.
If the Kumamoto Castle Marathon in Japan is actually his next marathon, that will be a much longer than usual break for him between NYC and this.
"It is sad and the faster they tackle this problem the better."