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Ethiopia’s Tsegaye Kebeda is World’s Best Marathoner

Tsegaye Kebeda win Fukuoka International Marathon in course record time of 2:06:10

Tsegaye Kebede of Ethiopia, the fifth of thirteen children, won the 2010 Virgin London Marathon in grand style. Hitting the halfway in 1:03:06, Tsegaye took off with Abel Kirui of Kenya,then broke him with a series of miles 4:38, 4:37, 4:33, and finally ran 2:05:19! There was noting ambivalent about Kebede’s race tactics: they were straightforward-run fast, then run faster.  In is wake, Sammy Wanjiru, Duncan Kibet dropped out, and Emmanuel Mutai took second in 2:06:23 with Jaouad Gharib took third in 2:06:55! More details to come later this evening!

After winning both the Fukuoka International Marathon and the London Marathon Kebeda is now considered to be the worlds best marathon runner.

April 29, 2010 Posted by | Marathon Running | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Top 20 Male Performances at World Track & Field Championships

Long jump champion, Dwight Phillips

Long jump champion, Dwight Phillips

All-athletics.com has ranked the top 20 male performaces at the IAAF World Championship Track & Field Meet from Berlin.

Usain Bolt 100m
Usain Bolt 200m
Jamaica 4x100m
Tyson Gay 100m
Ezekiel Kemboi 3000mSC
Kenenisa Bekele 10000m
Abel Kirui Marathon
Christian Cantwell Shot Put
Lashawn Merritt 400m
Dwight Phillips Long Jump
Phillips Idowu Triple Jump
Sergey Kirdyapkin 50km Walk
Trey Hardee Decathlon
Robert Harting Discus
Kerron Clement 400m Hurdles
Steven Hooker Pole Vault
Ryan Braithwaite 110m Hurdles
Valeriy Borchin 20km Walk
Trinidad and Tobago 4x100m
Alonso Edwards 200m
Richard Kipkemboi Mateelong 3000mSC
USA 4x400m

August 23, 2009 Posted by | Events | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment