The dream, said Kenenisa Bekele before the Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris, would be to break the world record on his marathon debut. His dreams may not have turned into reality at the IAAF Gold Label Road Race, but his triumph in a course record of 2:05:04 was far from a nightmare.
BOSTON -- Meb Keflezighi was phenomenal Monday as he pulled away from the fastest men’s field in history Monday, holding off Kenya’s Wilson Chebet to become the first American man to win the Boston Marathon in 31 years. Keflezighi is the first U.S. men’s champion since Greg Meyer in 1983.
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It was another day of Kenyan dominance in the British capital on Sunday (13) as world record holder Wilson Kipsang broke the course record to regain the Virgin Money London Marathon men’s title, while two-times world champion Edna Kiplagat finally claimed the women’s crown after finishing runner-up for the last two years.
Getu Feleke clocked a superb course record at the 31st Vienna City Marathon. The Ethiopian won the race in good weather conditions with 2:05:41. He was well ahead of the Kenyans Alfred Kering (2:08:28) and Philip Kimutai Sanga (2:08:58). There was a major upset in the women’s race. With 300 metres to go Germany’s Anna Hahner passed a struggling Caroline Chepkwony. Hahner clocked 2:28:59 in her first marathon victory. The Kenyan was second with 2:29:18 and Ethiopia’s Marta Lema took third in 2:31:10. A record number of 42,078 runners from 127 nations entered the various events of the Vienna City Marathon. The event is an IAAF Gold Label Road Race.