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doug burke
RE: Fasest Marathon By A Married Couple Is Set In Paris - What's The US Record?

rojo wrote:

Hello everyone. Instead of putting this on the front page, I thought I'd post the following story from David Monti here as it's so small. It's pretty self-explanatory.

By David Monti. Used with permission by
(c) 2008 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved

It was a good day for Kenyans Simon Munyutu and Martha Komu at last Sunday's Paris International Marathon. Both athletes set personal best times (2:09:24 for Munyutu and 2:25:33 for Komu), and Komu got her first big marathon win.

But the couple also achieved a unique record, according to veteran marathon statistician Marty Post. Their combined time of 4:34:57 was the fastest ever set by a married couple running in the same marathon.

"Best known previous was 4:41:42 by Odilon Cuahutle (2:18:43) and Madai Perez (2:22:59) at Chicago '06," Post wrote in an e-mail message to Race Results Weekly.

Post pointed out that Ukranians Oleksandr Kuzin (2:07:33) and Tetyana Hladyr (2:25:44) have the fastest combined personal best times (4:33:17), but they achieved those in different races on different dates.


My question: What's the fastest time by a US couple?

isnt the fastest marathon couple ever gazegne abera who has run 207.54 and his wife elfenesh alemu who has run 224.29 for a combined time of 4 hours 32 minutes and 23 seconds though?

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