September, 2011  // Posts published in September, 2011

25 Sep 2011 Posted in Berlin Marathon

Berlin 2011: Inside Makau’s 2:03:38 World Record

Patrick Makau has broken Haile Gebrselassie’s 3-year old world record with a sensational run in Berlin, clocking 2:03:38.  You can , but below is a more detailed look at Makau compared to that 2008 record of Geb’s also in Berlin. The graph below compares the 5km splits for Makau’s 2:03:38, to those in the previous record of […]

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25 Sep 2011 Posted in Berlin Marathon

Berlin Marathon 2011: Live

He raced to a 2:03:38 on the streets of Berlin, breaking Gebrselassie’s world record by 21 seconds.  It was a terrible day for the Ethiopian emperor – he stepped off the road soon after Makau launched a big surge at around 27km, and while he did resume running, he was not a factor and it […]

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04 Sep 2011 Posted in World Championships

IAAF World Champs: 800m women, questions but few answers

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The women’s 800m event deserves a post all of its own. I’ll post on the rest of the day’s action a little later, but the women’s 800m gold has just been won, and it wasn’t Caster Semenya winning it. Instead, it was Mariya Savinova of Russia who won in a very quick 1:55.87, edging Semenya […]

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01 Sep 2011 Posted in World Championships

IAAF 2011 World Champs: USA’s hat-trick on a day of surprises

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Six finals, and four nations won medals today, as the USA delivered a hat-trick of titles in what was a day of mild (and big) surprises.The USA’s medals came in the form of Jesse Williams in the high jump (least surprising – he was the world leader after all), Lashinda Demus in the 400m hurdles […]

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