I don’t know the answer to that question. Let me say that right upfront. It’s insoluble. But it’s too intriguing not to ask, and attempt to answer, and there are a few approaches to it to shed light on a quite remarkable Boston Marathon, now that the wind has died down and the dust settled […]
Boston 2011 Live!
Geoffrey Mutai has won the 2011 Boston Marathon, in the incredible time of 2:03:01. No, it’s not a world record. It’s not recognized because the course is downhill, point-to-point. And that means that the WR belongs to Haile Gebrselassie at 2:03:59, but this is an extra-ordinary time nonetheless. Aided by the strong tailwind, Geoffrey Mutai […]
Merga takes consolation prize in Boston 2010
Like everyone else, our eyes are now on London this weekend, however we are still reminiscing about the amazing races in Boston on Monday. In case you missed them, check our and before looking ahead. Our London preview will follow soon, but in the mean time we will have one look back at Boston. This […]
Boston 2010 thoughts and insights
In case you missed it, check out our live coverage of the 2010 Boston Marathon from earlier today. The men’s race The two races were, in true Boston fashion, memorable, though for very different reasons. On the men’s side, you had an incredible performance from Robert Cheruiyot the younger, who survived, and then destroyed an […]
2010 Boston Marathon live splits and comments
Welcome to The Science of Sport’s live coverage of the 2010 Boston Marathon! The table below shows the splits, recorded as the race unfolded. Trust me, they don’t do justice to the race, especially on the women’s side! In that race, Teyba Erkesso of Ethiopia had the race won at 30km, with a lead of 1:19. Then […]
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