Did you know that in 2004, KIMbia athletes swept those, the major Spring Marathons… on successive days? On Sunday April 18th, 2004, Evans Rutto won the London Marathon, and on Monday — Patriots Day — April 19th, Timothy Cherigat won the 108th Boston Marathon.
The 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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In which Timothy, Baba and James wrap up their preparations for Boston. Watch the series finale tomorrow as part of our live coverage of the 2009 Boston Marathon! And, in the meantime, check out the guys’ page at Saucony.com…