Sunday, April 22, 2012

World Championship 100 km Seregno and Maratona di Padova results

The World Championship 100km Seregno results will be published at the following link. The men's champion of the 2012 IAU 100K World Championships is Italy's Giorgio Calcaterra in 6:23:22, while at the second place arrived the Swedish Jonas Buud. Third place at the 2012 IAU 100K World Championships is the Italian Alberico di Cecco, while fourth is the Spanish Asier Cuevas.
Top 25-men ranking is available at the 100km World Championship ranking

In Padua the Kenian Robert Kwambai won  the local Marathon in 2h09 and 14 seconds.The Padova Marathon results are already published at the following link.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

2012 Antwerp 10 miles and Antwerp Marathon Results

At the Antwerp Marathon, results will be most likely published on Monday. Around 15,000 runners will participate to the 10 miles (14,387 completed the competition last year). 

You should check the following link, 2012 Antwerp 10 miles and Marathon results, to watch results.

2012 Zurich Marathon results and tracking

At the Zurich Marathon, which is the 93rd worldwide marathon in term of runners, we will see the participation of John Kyalo, Zurich's defending champion, who won in under 2h10. Last year 3,310 runners completed the Zurich Marathon route, where runners can see the beautiful Lake Zurich. 

2012 Zurich Marathon results will be available at the following link.

2012 Madrid Marathon tracking and Results

This Sunday The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series, the world’s largest running series with more than 500,000 participants in 24 U.S. cities, is making its European Marathon debut in Madrid. On Sunday, April 22th 2012, the legendary Madrid MarathonMaraton de Madrid", which is at the thirty-ninth edition and takes place through the streets of the beautiful Spanish capital, will show a new face, by linking its name to a very solid marathon brand. At 9am no less than 12,000 runners will gather to take part in the ‘Rock’n’Roll Madrid Marathon’. This event is an IAAF Silver Label Road Race and has attracted a number of fine specialists over the 42.195km distance. Last year around 9,000 runners arrived at the finish line, representing the 30th place in the world ranking. 

In the men’s section, there will be a numerous crop of Kenyan representatives led by the defending champion Moses Arusei, who broke the course record in 2011 thanks to a 2:10:58 time. The 28-year-old will be accompanied by Felix Limo, holder of an impressive 2:06:14 personal best clocking from 2004, although his fastest time for the last three years is 2:09:47 from London 2009. Limo’s last appearance came in Berlin last September when the 31-year-old managed the fourth place in a SB of 2:10:38.

The Madrid 2012 Marathon results will be published at the following link.

2012 Virgin London Marathon results and tracking

More than 37,500 runners will compete at  the 2012 edition of the London Marathon, which will start at 9.45am (local time) on April 22th 2012. In the following links you can read the tracking of the 2012 London Marathon results

This year in London the returning champions Emmanuel Mutai, who won last year in 2h04 40 seconds, has kept the London course record but he was beaten by Kenian Wilson Kipsang (the second fastest marathoner in the world).

 In the second position there was the 3 times London champion Martin Lel, ahead of the Ethiopian Tsegaye Kebede in a sprint finish. Mutai arrived 7th today with a "deceiving time" of 2h08 01 seconds.

Also the world record holder Patrick Makau (made last year in Berlin in 2h03 and 38 seconds) dropped off before 11 miles. The double world champion Abel Kirui finished at the sixth position and the Ethiopian Feyisa Lilesa (third at the WC in Daegu) who passed at the half marathon in 1h02 and 12 seconds, did not survive to Kipsang's pace, arriving at the finish line on the 10th position.

On the women competion, Mary Keitany retained her Virgin London Marathon title as Kenyan women enjoyed three winning on the streets of the capital.
Keitany produced a storming finish to win in an unofficial time of two hours 18 minutes 36 seconds, a new personal best and more than a minute ahead of world champion Edna Kiplagat. World silver medallist Priscah Jeptoo was 24 seconds further behind in third.

The 2012 London Marathon Live on TV was available on BBC and other TVs worldwide. 

Monday, April 16, 2012

2012 Boston Marathon Results and tracking - 116th edition

In the following links you can read the tracking of the 116th edition of the Boston Marathon, which will start at 9.32am (top female) and 10:00am (top male) on April 16th 2012: 116th 2012 Boston Marathon searchable results

In the following link, you can also find the 2012 Boston Marathon top finishers ranking
Moreover, this link provides 2012 Boston Marathon athlete tracking
Finally, at the end of this article we have provided the list of the whole intermediate splits for men and women.

This year at the marathon in Boston we saw  a very competitive elite, with 8 men under 2h07 minutes as well as 10 women below 2h24 minutes. But a year after Geoffrey Mutai run the fastest marathon ever, another Kenian, Wesley Korir was the first to cross the finish line. Due to very high temperature (as temperatures rose to around 30 degrees Celsius), it was the second-slowest Boston race since 1985. Korir was the 19th Kenians winning in the last 22 years. Mutai dropped out after 18 miles with cramps.  Also the female competition was "slow", with Sharon Cherop winning in 2 hours, 31 minutes, 50 seconds. Cherop won at sprint with her compatriote Jemima Jelagat Sumgong.

The 2012 Boston Live on the Internet was available on UniversalSport. 

Below you can find the links for intermediate splits of all athletes:
(*) = info already available, top runners have reached the split point.
Leading Men at 5k (*)
Leading Men at 10k (*)
Leading Men at 15k (*)
Leading Men at 20k (*)
Leading Men at half (*)
Leading Men at 25k (*)
Leading Men at 30k (*)
Leading Men at 35k (*)
Leading Men at 40k (*)

Sunday, April 15, 2012

New records and results at the 2012 Paris Marathon

The 2012 Paris Marathon has started at 9:30am local time, you can track the results below. 

The 26-year old Kenyan runner Stanley Biwott won the men’s Paris marathon in a record time of 2hrs 05 min 12 seconds, after his March victory in the Paris half-marathon. Biwott was able to improve the Paris record, by beating his compatriot Kipruto who won the 2009 edition in 2hr 05:47 set by compatriot Vincent Kipruto. Biwott attacked at the 30km mark and reached the finished line more than a minute ahead of Ethiopian duo Raji Assefa and Sisay Jisa. On the women competiton, the Ethiopian Tirfi Beyene came first in the new record time for the Paris renewal of 2h 21min 39sec. The women podium was completed by the Turkishs Sultan Haydar (2h25:09) and Ethiopian Makda Harun (2h26:46).

See at the following link the ranking for the 2012 Paris Marathon ranking.

Results at the 2012 Rotterdam Marathon

The Rotterdam Marathon has started at 10:30am local time, you can track the results below. Yemane Tsegay (Ethiopia) won the competition, Getu Feleke and Moses Mosop round out podium. In particular Mosop was chasing the World Marathon Record, but failed to achieve it in the last 12 km.

The Ethiopian Yemane Adhane passed in the last the compatriot Getu Feleke crossing the finish line in 02.04.48, twenty seconds off the course record of Duncan Kibet.
Feleke pressed on the last meter still a final sprint, but was short on two counts Adhane. The top favorite Kenyan Moses Mosop, who had come to Rotterdam for an attack on the world, finished third in 02.05.03.

On the women competition, Tiki Gelana beat the Rotterdam record. The Ethiopian athlete finished in the Coolsingel in 2.18.58, the fastest worldwide time this year so far. The old Rotterdam record was held by the Kenyan Tegla Loroupe, who in 1998 completed the marathon on 2.20.47. Gelana had standing as a personal record 2.22.01.
At the second position at the finish line in 2h23:44, Valeria Straneo, 36-year-old Italian mother of two, who improved spectacularly after the removal of her spleen in 2010. She achieved the Italian Marathon record and qualifies for the Olympic Games.

For the full results, see the following link the ranking for the 2012 Rotterdam ranking.

Milan City Marathon on the Internet and results

More than 13,000 runners (30% more than last year) are  participating to the 12th edition of the Milan City Marathon. The big chunk of runners are taking part to the relay marathon. Unfortunately this year is not possible to see it live on the internet, since it has been broadcasted by Sportitalia 2, which did not provide internet live transmission (only Sportitalia 24, the news channel, is available on the internet). 

However, at this link you can find the results at the 12th edition of the Milan Marathon, as well as the intermediate timing after 5k, 10k, 13.5k, 21k, 23.5k, 30k, 34.2k and 35k: 2012 Milan City Marathon Ranking.


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