Boston Celtics - with an active wind in his back and his compatriot on his shoulder, determined to pay down the stretch, and Geoffrey Mutai of Kenya pulled away from the MOSOP Moses Monday in the final quarter-mile to win the Boston Marathon 115. It was his time, 2 hours 3 minutes 2 seconds, the fastest marathon run about a minute, and they broke the course record, set last year, nearly three minutes.
Mutai, hilly 26.2-mile run course for the first time in ideal conditions, to beat the world record of internationally recognized, 2:03:59, set in September 2008 in Berlin, Haile Gebrselassie of Ethiopia, who have benefited from the presence of the leaders. Boston does not allow the leaders.
Finished four seconds behind the MOSOP Mutai on Monday.
Is not considered a world record time, however, because they are not punishing Boston course record as qualified by the International Association of Athletics Federations, track and field world governing body.
I.A.A.F. Rules state that begins the session and the end point can not be too far away from each other than 50% of race distance. Cycle begins in Boston, Hopkinton, Massachusetts, 26.2 kilometers from the finish line.
Can be times in the races on these courses, it is difficult even in these rolling Boston, is greatly affected by the tail wind, as was the case Monday, when the wind was blowing 15-20 miles per hour.
Another factor working against Boston is that the overall decline in height from the beginning to the end can not exceed one meter per kilometer, which comes out to about 138 feet. Boston cycle drops about 470 feet.
In a race for women on Monday, Kilel Caroline Kenya, which also makes her Boston debut, and won in stunning fashion on an equal footing, outlasting American Desiree Davila to record the victories of two second in 2:22:36. The time has come for Davila fastest ever run by an American woman in Boston.
Winners received $ 150,000. Mutai received an additional $ 75,000 to a record the session ($ 25,000) and put the best of the world ($ 50,000). Tom Grilk, Executive Director of the Boston Athletic Association, which sponsors the race, called performance Mutai as a "once in a lifetime moment."
He Grilk, "No one can predict that the operation of such a time."
The United States was not a man the winner in Boston since 1983 champion or a woman since 1985. Although the ongoing drought, and many Americans are among the top finishers.
In addition to Davila, there was Ryan Hall, California, who finished fourth in the men and was among the leaders for much of the race. He was one of five American men in the top 20. On the side of women, Kara Goucher finished fifth, seven months after the birth of the child.