Sunday, May 11, 2008

Kiplagat Takes Newport 10K

Richard Kiplagat won yesterday’s Newport 10,000 over a strong field in 28:53. Running along the Jersey City, New Jersey waterfront, Richard finished 3 seconds up on Dejere Tadesse and Valentine Orare. Sameul Ndereba was fourth in 29:01. Results are here.

While we’re on the subject of Richard, you may have seen his name in the London Marathon results last month, and you might have been thinking, “Um, 2:17:34…?!?” Richard was at London to pace a group of British runners aiming to get under the Olympic standard of 2:15. When they slowed significantly around 35K, Richard waited for them and encouraged them to keep going. None made the mark. (The Brits who ran 2:13 and 2:15 were part of a group targeting 2:11.) Richard hopes to run his first serious marathon in the fall.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Richard Kiplagat on Kenyan Elections: Part 3 of 3

In this final installment of our interview about the post-election violence in Kenya, Richard Kiplagat talks about the role of Kenyan runners in helping to reunify their country.

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Intro photos by Toby Tanser. Intro music by Nick+Gerald. Outro music by Amaryoni.

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Monday, April 14, 2008

Richard Kiplagat on Kenyan Violence: Part 2 of 3

In this interview, Richard Kiplagat describes how his and his KIMbia teammates’ training was affected by Kenya’s post-election violence. Richard also speculates on how the violence will affect Kenyans’ performances during the spring and summer roadracing season. (The interview was recorded on April 7. Since then, it’s been confirmed that Stephen Kiogora will not run Boston on Monday, because of losing too much training time during the violence earlier this year.)

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Photos courtesy of Toby Tanser. Music by Nick+Gerald.

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Sunday, April 13, 2008

Richard Kiplagat on Kenyan Violence: Part 1 of 3

Richard Kiplagat was home in Kenya when the post-election violence erupted at the beginning of the year. In this first of a three-part interview, Richard talks about what things were like during the worst violence, his difficutly in getting to the KIMbia camp in Iten and what lies behind the violence. In the second installment, he’ll describe training conditions for him and his KIMbia teammates once he got to Iten.

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Photos courtesy of Toby Tanser. Music by Nick+Gerald.

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Sunday, October 7, 2007

Nyariki, Kiplagat Win BAA Half; Chicago and US 10-Mile Results

Ben Maiyo finished 5th in the 2007 Chicago Marathon (Photo by Victah Sailer)Tom Nyariki and Edna Kiplagat were both victorious at the BAA Half-Marathon. Nyariki’s time of 1:02:19 smashed the old course record by 38 seconds. Tom just held of Samuel Ndereba by one second. Edna cruised to a convincing 30-second win over Caroline Chepkorir. Richard Kiplagat struggled with blisters, finishing in 6th place in 1:05:13.

Full BAA Results

The results in Chicago were not as good. Ben Maiyo finished 5th and Christopher Cheboiboch 6th; James Koskei and Evans Rutto did not finish. Kathy Butler struggled in the heat, finishing in 2:48. It was a brutal day; race officials actually cut the race off short for people further back in the pack. Full Chicago coverage can be found at chasingKIMBIA. Results will be posted here.

In Minneapolis, Jason Hartmann finished 13th at the U.S. 10-Mile Championships in 50:15. Results can be found here.

Tomorrow we’re back in Boston for the Tufts 10K with Elva Dryer and Nicole Aish.

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