Good morning, and what can I tell ya?
Video recaps are useful too. From UniversalSports.com:
But there’s so much more, as told in the columns and opinion pieces and features.
SI’s David Epstein: Sunday was another step in the evolution of speed in the marathon
Lauren Fleshman using the marathon distance to be better on the track (smartly, I might add)
Pro runners get some peace before the race — even coaches and managers are banned from their prep tent
U-Sports Block Head Blog: American debuts a “peek into hell”
If anywhere in New York can be “sleepy”, one city block got woken up.
NY Times: Togetherness set winner apart
U-Sports’ Joe Battaglia: With nothing to prove, Meb Keflezighi still affirming his greatness
More from Battaglia: Were record runs enough to get Mutais to Olympics?
Believe it or not, there were other races besides the NYC Marathon this weekend.
The JoongAng Seoul Marathon, an IAAF Silver Label road race, was run on Sunday and won by Kenyan James Kipsang Kwambai in 2:08:50.
The Baringo Safaricom Half Marathon was run in the Kenyan town on Sunday. Winners were Kenyans (naturally) Solomon Kiptoo in 1:02:23.1 and Joyce Jepkurui in 1:10:57.1.
The international-level cross country season kicked off with the first meet in the KCB/AK National Cross Country series, held in the Kenyan town of Tala. Senior winners were Lucy Kabuu (7th in the ’08 Olympic 10k), who is beginning to show a bit of return to form after several years of injury, and Nicholas Togom, the younger brother of half-marathon star Matthew Kisorio.
No major competition today, but the ING New York City Marathon will be rerun on Universal Sports TV at 8:00 PM.
That’s the news, and I am outta here!