New York 2009: Race analysis and splits

01 Nov 2009 Posted by

If you’ve come here for live splits, I’m afraid I have been beaten by technology this time around. Between the feed from Universal Sports breaking up on me every 2 seconds, and the hotel wireless access in Boston, I did not manage to even watch the race, let alone document the splits. Even now, 8 hours later, I can’t watch the race for long enough to even comment sensibility on what went down.

I have seen the race reports, and I would have loved to comment on what were two huge upsets – Meb Keflezighi and Deratu Tulu would have been long-odds leading into the race, but they came out on top in what must rank as the biggest surprises of the year’s Marathon Majors, by a long way.

I’m off to New York tomorrow, where I’ll try again to watch the race, and then maybe, I’ll even feel compelled to comment. I’ll try to get some split times up if I can (better late than never). But for now, I’m disappointed that I wasn’t able to follow the race, and apologize for not delivering on our usual race analysis – this is, I noticed, the first marathon I’ve missed since London 2007.

So huge apologies, I will try my best to get a post on the race done at some point!


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