Monday, October 11, 2010

Amazing Marathon Finishes

At yesterdays Chicago Marathon, Olympic Champion Sammy Wanjuri puts up a tremendous back and forth battle before finishing the race with a crushing sprint.

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Here is a slow-motion view of Wanjiru finishing (and collapsing)..

Not to be outdone, in the Netherlands, Charles Kamathi won the 27th edition of the Eindhoven Marathon in a 3 man sprint (or at least they say he was the winner).

And probably most inpiring is the 2:47:50 run by Joan Benoit-Samuelson at Chicago to be the first woman to not just run a sub 3 hour marathon in 5 different decades, but also to join the very short list of runners who have run sub 2:50 marathons in 5 different decades. I had no doubt she would do this, after talking with her briefly in August.

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