Also Elkanah Kibet, Fernando Cabada, Bobby Curtis, Serena Burla, Annie Bersagel.
The world record was not to be as the field went through halfway in 1:01:53 (2:03:46 pace). They were only 9-seconds off what Dennis Kimetto split during his WR run last year, but they fell further and further behind from there. Kipchoge broke away from the field around 35K and Eliud Kiptanui (2:05:21) and Lilesa Feyisa (2:06:57) were 2nd and 3rd. Second fastest man of all tiem Emmanuel Mutai was 4th. Cherono won handily over Aberu Kebede (2:20:48). On the North American front, Reid Coolsaet ran 2:10:28 for 6th to miss the 2:10:09 Canadian NR. Matt Llano was the top American as he ran a 2:12:28 PB for 13th. *Results
The two became friends as both are 'foodies'.
*MB: Good article on Matt Llano living and training with Shalane Flanagan as he prepares for Sunday's Berlin Marathon