Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Geoffrey Mutai wins Boston

Kenyan, Geoffrey Mutai won the Boston Marathon with a time of 2 hours, 3 minutes, 2 seconds beating Hailie Gebrelassie's time by 57 seconds.  A new world record?


The International Governing body does not recognize Mutai's time as a world record because Boston is a net downhill course and there was a strong tail wind for much of the race.  I expect we'll be hearing more from Mutai; he's tasted the victory and my guess is he found it, oh,  so succulent.

Another Kenyan, Caroline Kilel won the women's course with a time of 2 hours, 22 minutes, 36 seconds.

Kilel and Mutai each earn US$150,000 for the win, and Mutai gets $50,000 for the world best and another $25,000 for the course record.

It's a grand day to be alive.


1 comment:

Jen said...

That was amazing! I read that little tidbit too about it not being an official world record. I thought it was because of the course and didn't realize it was because of the wind. Crazy. Still, amazing performances!