Sunday, September 30, 2012

Geoffrey Mutai Wins Berlin Marathon - 2:04:15

Geoffrey Mutai (KEN), who won the 2011 Boston Marathon and 2011 New York City Marathon, both in Course Record times, has added another World Marathon Major title to his resume, winning the 2012 BMW Berlin Marathon today in 2:04:15. With the victory, he has become the first man to win all three of these prestigious events, and just needs two more - Chicago Marathon and London Marathon - to complete the collection.

With hopes of a World Record setting performance today at Berlin, Mutai fell short by about 37 seconds, but if you average his winning times at Boston (2:03:02) and NYC (2:05:06) you have a remarkable mean time of 2:04:07.

Of course, there's no telling which Mutai may rather have: a Berlin Marathon title (and the payday that accompanies) or an Olympic medal, but I'm guessing he's probably not too upset about the medal. After dropping out of the 2012 Boston Marathon, a day in which temperatures reached into the mid 90s, he effectively lost his opportunity at competing on the Kenyan Olympic Marathon team, despite having run course records and world's fastest times in 2011.

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