Mark Kiptoo

Mark Kiptoo

November 01, 2018

At 42 Years Old Mark Kiptoo Is Still Going Strong After 2:07:50 Masters World Record In Frankfurt

"For sure I want to keep pushing and believe I can still go faster. Today 2:05 – 2:06 was possible but the wind in the second part of the race made it hard. I was aware of the record but my goal was also to try to win the race. Once the leaders had got away I was still fighting for every position and it was nice that this assisted me to achieve the record. ... I want to continue to run as long as my body will allow. For now, I am still healthy and my training showed me I was in good shape. With the support of God, my family, my management team and my training partners, I know that anything is possible. ... I do not really view what is possible in terms of my age, I am seeing it to be the best that I can be every day.”
October 28, 2018

Kelkile Gezahegn (2:06:37) And Meskerem Assefa (2:20:36) Win Close Races At The Frankfurt Marathon

It was a deep women's race as the top 7 all ran sub-2:23 with Assefa beatout out Haftamnesh Tesfay by just 11-seconds. On the men's side last year's runner-up Gezahegn beat out another former runner-up Martin Kosgey by just 4-seconds. Mark Kiptoo (6th place) broke the masters world record with 2:07:50. *MB: Sara Hall – Frankfurt Marathon prediction thread Hall ended up a DNF as Lindsay Flanagan took top American honors in a 2:29:25 PR.
April 09, 2015

Spring Marathon Season Is Here: 2015 Rotterdam And Paris Men's Marathon Previews

Is Rotterdam worthy of WMM Status? Rotterdam has four men who've run sub-2:05 and eight men who have gone sub-2:07, including last year's runner-up Bernard Koech and '11 WC bronze medalist Feyisa Lilesa. Paris is wide open as 13 men have broken 2:08; 12:51/26:51 man Vincent Chepkok will also run in his 2nd career marathon.

October 30, 2014

Don't Believe Doug Logan, Mbulaeni Mulaudzi Dies Too Young, 40-Year-Old Aces, And Jeff Nelson (Not Austin Tamagno) Is Still The Fastest Ever At Mt. SAC

This week we tell you not to believe everything Doug Logan (or the NY Times) tells you, remember Mbulaeni Mulaudzi at his finest and recall his stunning victory over a totally stacked field in 2009, determine that Jeff Nelson not Austin Tamagno is still the greatest in Mt. Sac history, and praise the slew of runners who are still racing incredibly fast at age 40.