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London Marathon Thread

Postby 26mi235 » Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:31 pm

I am surprised no one has started this yet, but the race definitely deserves its own thread. Race actually starts soon, but I am going to bed now.
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Re: London Marathon Thread

Postby bobguild76 » Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:21 am

The London Marathon link provided at t&fn only gave me a one time 1:30 look at the women's race. Universal Sports won't give me anything. I'm in the Sacramento area ... Is there a link?!
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Re: London Marathon Thread

Postby CookyMonzta » Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:26 am

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Re: London Marathon Thread

Postby bobguild76 » Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:30 am

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Re: London Marathon Thread

Postby aaronk » Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:32 am

SportLemon has it on!!
It's the BBC coverage!!

Group of 6 through 5K in 16:36.
Announcers say they're on 2:20 pace!
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Re: London Marathon Thread

Postby CookyMonzta » Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:35 am

Pacemakers drag the girls through 10K in 34:10.
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Re: London Marathon Thread

Postby aaronk » Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:44 am

Went through 10K in 34:10....group of Edna and Florence Kiplagat, Gelana, Jeptoo, and one or 2 other Kenyans....also Ito from Japan.

Announcers say they slowed to 2:24 pace....but they look to have picked it back up after 10K...!!

Men's race will start in about 15 minutes (2 a.m. Pacific time).
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Re: London Marathon Thread

Postby CookyMonzta » Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:52 am

Pacemakers pass 15km in 50:46 and Tiki Gelana got tripped up in a collision with a wheelchair racer.
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Re: London Marathon Thread

Postby CookyMonzta » Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:56 am

Pack passes 10 miles in 54:55.
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Re: London Marathon Thread

Postby bobguild76 » Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:56 am



Unfortunately, the video plays for about 5 minutes, and then freezes. I have to re-start it, and then get another 5 minutes or so. Better than nothing though.
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Re: London Marathon Thread

Postby shivfan » Sun Apr 21, 2013 1:00 am

CookyMonzta wrote:Pacemakers pass 15km in 50:46 and Tiki Gelana got tripped up in a collision with a wheelchair racer.

Good to see Edna Kiplagat asking her rival how she felt, when Gelana caught up with the lead pack once more....

Also good to see the leaders exchanging drinks with others who couldn't get drinks because of the wheelchair racers going for drinks at the same time too.
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Re: London Marathon Thread

Postby Tuariki » Sun Apr 21, 2013 1:02 am

And they are on their way. Will Mo Farah be proven a liar and change his mind and go all the way. I hope so. Weather and conditions look pretty good for a very fast time.
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Re: London Marathon Thread

Postby CookyMonzta » Sun Apr 21, 2013 1:02 am

bobguild76 wrote:


Unfortunately, the video plays for about 5 minutes, and then freezes. I have to re-start it, and then get another 5 minutes or so. Better than nothing though.

Did you try any of the above links?

The guys just went off. Mo Farah will pace the first half.
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Re: London Marathon Thread

Postby CookyMonzta » Sun Apr 21, 2013 1:03 am

Tuariki wrote:And they are on their way. Will Mo Farah be proven a liar and change his mind and go all the way. I hope so. Weather and conditions look pretty good for a very fast time.

If he goes all the way, bet the farm on 2:12-2:20, around 1:10+ for the 2nd-half, so that he gets an idea what he'll be in for next year.
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Re: London Marathon Thread

Postby CookyMonzta » Sun Apr 21, 2013 1:09 am

20km in 1:08:12 for the women.
Half-marathon in 1:11:40.
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Re: London Marathon Thread

Postby bobguild76 » Sun Apr 21, 2013 1:15 am

CookyMonzta wrote:
bobguild76 wrote:


Unfortunately, the video plays for about 5 minutes, and then freezes. I have to re-start it, and then get another 5 minutes or so. Better than nothing though.

Did you try any of the above links?

The guys just went off. Mo Farah will pace the first half.


Yes, and stopstream is the only one I can get.
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Re: London Marathon Thread

Postby CookyMonzta » Sun Apr 21, 2013 1:18 am

bobguild76 wrote:
CookyMonzta wrote:
bobguild76 wrote:


Unfortunately, the video plays for about 5 minutes, and then freezes. I have to re-start it, and then get another 5 minutes or so. Better than nothing though.

Did you try any of the above links?

The guys just went off. Mo Farah will pace the first half.


Yes, and stopstream is the only one I can get.

There are 5 links embedded within the link above the video, one of which requires software (not recommended). How fast a connection have you got? I have barely 1Mb, but the video quality is decent, for the speed.
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Re: London Marathon Thread

Postby shivfan » Sun Apr 21, 2013 1:21 am

CookyMonzta wrote:
Tuariki wrote:And they are on their way. Will Mo Farah be proven a liar and change his mind and go all the way. I hope so. Weather and conditions look pretty good for a very fast time.

If he goes all the way, bet the farm on 2:12-2:20, around 1:10+ for the 2nd-half, so that he gets an idea what he'll be in for next year.

I really don't understand what all the fuss is about Mo Farah just running half the marathon....

It's obvious that Salazar has a plan for him, and that entails doing the half-marathon in London in 2013, and the full marathon in London in 2014. Salazar is obviously a successful coach, having delivered two gold medals for Mo in the London Olympics, so I say let him get on with his announced plan, and I wish the British media would stop harrassing him....
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Re: London Marathon Thread

Postby CookyMonzta » Sun Apr 21, 2013 1:25 am

1:24:15 at 25km for the women.

28:55 at 10km for the men.
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Re: London Marathon Thread

Postby aaronk » Sun Apr 21, 2013 1:31 am

Men at 10K in 28:55!!!!!

That's about 2:02:30 pace!!!!
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Re: London Marathon Thread

Postby CookyMonzta » Sun Apr 21, 2013 1:41 am

Edna Kiplagat passes 30K in 1:40:18. Priscah Jeptoo trying to stay with her.

Pacers dragging the men through 15K in 43:43.
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Re: London Marathon Thread

Postby aaronk » Sun Apr 21, 2013 1:46 am

Jeptoo and Kiplagat at 2:21+ pace now!!
Men still going at WR pace....sub-2:03....but slowed some in the 3rd 5K!!

Farah hanging in there!! 8-)
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Re: London Marathon Thread

Postby EPelle » Sun Apr 21, 2013 1:48 am

Jeptoo's and Kiplagat's last 8km stretch to this point has been on 2.15 pace
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Re: London Marathon Thread

Postby CookyMonzta » Sun Apr 21, 2013 1:56 am

Jeptoo on the move, attempting to break 2:20.
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Re: London Marathon Thread

Postby shivfan » Sun Apr 21, 2013 1:56 am

Jeptoo pulling away from Kiplagat now....
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Re: London Marathon Thread

Postby eldanielfire » Sun Apr 21, 2013 1:57 am

I'm loving the Richard Whitehead run here.

Farah still running like a boss. His presence might well be causing a good pace attracting massive cheers for the elite group and spuring everybody on.
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Re: London Marathon Thread

Postby bobguild76 » Sun Apr 21, 2013 2:00 am

CookyMonzta wrote:Yes, and stopstream is the only one I can get.

There are 5 links embedded within the link above the video, one of which requires software (not recommended). How fast a connection have you got? I have barely 1Mb, but the video quality is decent, for the speed.[/quote]


Same speed here ... and same quality. Decent, but not great. Good races.
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Re: London Marathon Thread

Postby CookyMonzta » Sun Apr 21, 2013 2:01 am

Mo drops out at 20K. His workout is done.
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Re: London Marathon Thread

Postby Tuariki » Sun Apr 21, 2013 2:02 am

Oh well, Mo Farah was pretty true to his word - just dropped out a little bit short of the half way mark.
Jiptoo looking great in the women's race
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Re: London Marathon Thread

Postby CookyMonzta » Sun Apr 21, 2013 2:13 am

1:01:34 at the half-marathon mark for the men.
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Re: London Marathon Thread

Postby EPelle » Sun Apr 21, 2013 2:17 am

. . . And there were eight men within 2 seconds of that half split, two more within 15 seconds.
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Re: London Marathon Thread

Postby CookyMonzta » Sun Apr 21, 2013 2:20 am

Priscah Jeptoo 2:20:13.
Edna Kiplagat 2:21:31.
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Re: London Marathon Thread

Postby shivfan » Sun Apr 21, 2013 2:21 am

Jeptoo wins, way ahead of the Kiplagats....
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Re: London Marathon Thread

Postby Tuariki » Sun Apr 21, 2013 2:22 am

Jeptoo just missed out by 12 seconds or so on a sub 2:20
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Re: London Marathon Thread

Postby EPelle » Sun Apr 21, 2013 2:23 am

Jeptoo's victory caps off a fine week as her training partner, Rita Jeptoo, won Boston
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Re: London Marathon Thread

Postby EPelle » Sun Apr 21, 2013 2:28 am

Jeptoo: 71.49/68.26
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Re: London Marathon Thread

Postby eldanielfire » Sun Apr 21, 2013 2:34 am

Gelana is a boss for continuing after being run over bu a wheelchair.

Jeptoo with a good win. And great that Susan Partridge for Great Britain with a World Championships qualifying time
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Re: London Marathon Thread

Postby CookyMonzta » Sun Apr 21, 2013 2:37 am

eldanielfire wrote:Gelana is a boss for continuing after being run over by a wheelchair.

2:36:54. That collision did more damage than most of us would have expected.
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Re: London Marathon Thread

Postby EPelle » Sun Apr 21, 2013 2:39 am

Though slowing, Mutai split 30km at 1.27.49, which is only 11 seconds off the world best for 30km (Makau, Berlin, en-route). Five men pacing at sub-2.04 through 30km.
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Re: London Marathon Thread

Postby aaronk » Sun Apr 21, 2013 2:41 am

The problem with predicting a WR is that.....if you miss it by just 1 second....or 20 seconds or so......you're considered a failure...and go home disappointed!!!

But the men are putting up a great RACE!!
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