Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Quick Hit Results: Enschede Marathon & Penn Relays

Christopher Cheboiboch took 7th place in a time of 2:16:34 in the Enschede Marathon, the 2nd oldest marathon in Europe. Competing against one of the fastest fields in the event’s history, Cheboiboch hit halfway nicely, in 1:04:42, but faded in the latter portion of the race.

At Penn, Evan Jager anchored the USA “Blue” team in the USA v. the World DMR, clocking 3:58.05 for the 1600m leg. Meanwhile, Michelle Sikes ran 4:45.59 in the Women’s “Olympic Development” Mile, which was good for 6th place and just 2 seconds back from the winner, mile specialist Geena Gall.

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Friday, April 24, 2009

Boston Wrap-Up: Elva Dryer

Elva Dryer made herself a fixture up front in Boston on Monday, much the same way she has been a fixture at the forefront of the US Track, Cross Country and Road Racing scenes from the very first stages of her professional career. Now that she has fully transitioned to the marathon — with Boston becoming her 4th — she shared her thoughts on moving up in distance and what she was looking for on Patriots Day 2009.

Elva confided that she had hoped for a PB in Boston, and though the slow early pace doomed that goal, there’s no questioning that, if nothing else, she put herself in the best possible position to race well.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Four Top 12 Showings in Boston

James Koskei - 2009 Boston MarathonThe KIMbia team got plenty of face-time in the 2009 Boston Marathon broadcast. Elva Dryer spearheaded the women’s pack for several miles, while the trio of James Koskei, Timothy Cherigat and Stephen Kiogora were quite visible, tucked into the lead men’s pack early, and in the case of Stephen and Timothy, surging into the lead a little past half-way.

After reckoning was completed at the finish line, Top Performance honors have to go to James Koskei, for winning his first Masters Marathon title, and double-dipping in the Open money, too, thanks to his 11th-place finish.  And, his time of 2:14:52 was within a minute of his PB (2:14:02 – Dubai, 2007) — quite credible on the Boston course.

After running as a phalanx early, the KIMbia trio also finished in sequence — preceding James to the line was Stephen, whose 2:13:00 was good for 9th, with Timothy just behind: 10th place in 2:13:04. After battling a leg injury during the final weeks before Race Day, Ben Maiyo was forced to drop out in the first quarter of the race.

On the women’s side, Elva hung with the leaders for about 14 miles and came home 12th, finishing in 2:38:50.

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Monday, April 20, 2009

BOSTON PREP – Language

Finally in Boston, Timothy and Stephen offer a crash-course in “Boston” to teammate Ben Maiyo.

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Sunday, April 19, 2009

2009 Boston Marathon LIVE Coverage

360 Athletics LIVE is Marathon coverage like you have never seen before.  In the Live blog below, we will be providing up-to-the-second race updates and commentary, video features, live video commentary from our on-site analysts, and (best of all) audience participation.  Let us know what you want to see in this coverage and we will do our best to get that to you.  So, sit back or stand up, cheer on your favorite runners, and enjoy 360 degree coverage of the most famous foot race in the world! Read the full article

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