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
Women's field also includes Sara Hall, Becky Wade, Brianne Nelson while the men's has Jared Ward, Matt Llano, Scott Baughs, Mike Morgan, Patrick Rizzo, Sergio Reyes. *Live USATF.tv Coverage Starts @ 6:45AM PT
... there's something to be said for lessons that resonate better through experience."
Llano is the only openly gay professional male distance runner we know of. He's making his marathon debut at Chicago this Sunday and has talked about Ryan Hall's 2:08:24 American debut record.
” MB: Who is Matt Llano and why does he think he can run 2:08?
*MB: Can LR have a respectful conversation about Matt Llano's announcement?
Men's side has Chriso Landry, Sean Quigley, Diego Estrada, Matt Llano, Fernando Cabada.
The openly gay athlete is a great story but this quote is quite ambitious: "I wouldn’t put Ryan Hall’s American Marathon Debut record of 2:08:24 out of my reach.” MB: Who is Matt Llano and why does he think he can run 2:08? -