Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Geoffrey Mutai wins Boston
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.