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Re: 2019 Boston Marathon!!
« Reply #20 on: April 15, 2019, 09:47:29 AM »
Finally got a camera on the chase pack.  Hasay still looks good.  Desi is off the back.  Hall is nowhere to be found. 

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Re: 2019 Boston Marathon!!
« Reply #21 on: April 15, 2019, 09:54:44 AM »
~2:09 pace through 11 for the men.  Jared Ward leading the pack!!!  :runner:
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Re: 2019 Boston Marathon!!
« Reply #22 on: April 15, 2019, 11:12:12 AM »
Wow, amazing close finish in the men's.   :e)
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Re: 2019 Boston Marathon!!
« Reply #23 on: April 15, 2019, 11:12:41 AM »
That finish was epic.
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Re: 2019 Boston Marathon!!
« Reply #24 on: April 15, 2019, 11:19:20 AM »
Wow incredible finish, one for the ages. And Team USA did well, I think 3 women and 2 men in top 10, men going 2:09s. Haven't seen that since 1983 I think, when Greg Meyer won in 2:09 and Benji Durden broke 2:10.
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Re: 2019 Boston Marathon!!
« Reply #25 on: April 15, 2019, 01:31:31 PM »
Wheeeeee! A someone disjointed morning with meetings and all, but I'm finally caught up.  That was great fun!

Men:  Shades of 2000 with three men hitting Boylston Street at the same time, only even more exciting as Cherono didn't get clear until the final few seconds.  Desisa was my pick from the beginning and very nearly pulled it off, so kudos for a gutsy race.  If I'm not mistaken, he's been on the wrong end of two finishes like that now, so hopefully he has another revenge victory or two in him.  If my memory and math are correct, those guys threw down a sub 4:30 last mile.  Great stuff!  On the American side a Faubulous run for Scott (I've been sitting on that for weeks) and also Jared Ward who easily cracked 2:10 and secured top 10.  Big PRs if I'm not mistaken?  They stuck it out up front and weren't afraid to take charge when the pace slowed. Well done! 

Women:  Major kudos to Degefa for saying "screw you bitches, I'm better!" and going for it from pretty much the very beginning.  Why the hell nobody went with her is beyond me.  Having the fastest PR in the field and easily topping the 'most likely to run away with it' contest, it should've been obvious that she wasn't going to come back easily.  And indeed Kiplagat closed well and may have won if it was a 28 mile race, but simply had too much ground to make up and still lost by ~40 seconds.  This unfortunately made it not a super exciting spectator race as we didn't get to see much of the chase pack dynamics beyond like, mile 3.  But a fantastic run for Hasay, who looked strong from the little I did see and managed to snag another podium finish.  I wrote her off pretty early because of injury issues and slower times in recent races, but she's a gamer for sure.  I can't wait to see what she can do in future years if she's able to have a solid, injury free block of training.  Another great race for Desi as well.  Vegas odds would've put good money on her ending up somewhere between 4th and 8th or so, and she was right on the money once again.   She's really a gritty racer who you can never count out.  She has the ability to drop back from the main pack and make you forget about her, then 10 minutes later she's right back in there and laying the smack down.  The Jason Voorhees of the sport! 

Miscellaneous:  Looks like a much better weather year than last year and what was potentially forecast, which was great news for the runners as evidenced by the much faster times. 

From what I can tell, everyone at least managed to hang in there and claw their way home, leaving my bugle and I highly disappointed.  But if anyone is aware of any high profile DNFs, let me know!  Looks like we have Ritz in 2:16 for 19th overall after dislocating a shoulder when a rain drop fell on it.  2:35 for 15th woman in an ungodly performance from Sara Hall.   

2:36 and 19th for last year's shocking runner up and Utah native Sarah Sellers, which I believe is right around her PR and quite a bit faster than she ran last year, so still a solid performance and an OT qualifier!

Just ahead of her in 18th was former RI standout Hilary Dionne who's now had another 'Forrest Gump' moment after being passed in the crazy 3 man sprint finish just before the end, after finishing hand in hand with Meb a few years ago.  She seems to be just the right speed where she always finds herself in the middle of the chaos!

Great day of running!

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Re: 2019 Boston Marathon!!
« Reply #26 on: April 15, 2019, 01:54:25 PM »
Masters running update
Abdi (Abdirahman) of US 2:19 for 40+
Kate Landau 2:31 for women 40+

Joanie (Benoit Samuelson) 3:04 chip, 3:05:18* gun

Gene Dykes (70) 2:58

*on Joanie, is it a record or not? Here are the rules, they (IAAF and USATF) say that records are by gun time. So her record won't be a record by gun time (old record 3:05:10), but it is by chip time. What will it be?
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Re: 2019 Boston Marathon!!
« Reply #27 on: April 15, 2019, 03:06:03 PM »
Gun times are dumb.  Give it to her!  At least after Randy and the marathon investigator guru guy work their magic and make sure she hit all the mats in reasonable times and collected all her book pages.  They should probably investigate the women's chase pack for that matter too, since we saw them for all of about the first 20 minutes.  None of our top American comrades are double letters, so it's probably okay, but better safe than sorry! 

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Re: 2019 Boston Marathon!!
« Reply #28 on: April 15, 2019, 03:24:24 PM »
I finally found a couple!  Casualties among the pre-race favorites: Lemi Berhanu, Solomon Deksisa, Mare Dibaba, Sally Kipyego...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eL1Qh7ZqOsw

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Re: 2019 Boston Marathon!!
« Reply #29 on: April 15, 2019, 03:25:02 PM »
And for Cherono and Degefa...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YmMNpbFjp0

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Re: 2019 Boston Marathon!!
« Reply #30 on: April 15, 2019, 04:47:17 PM »
Gun times are dumb. 

Chip times are with a running start!

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Re: 2019 Boston Marathon!!
« Reply #31 on: April 15, 2019, 04:49:42 PM »
That extra few tenths of a second really stacked the deck in her favor.  She should've just used those pointy elbows to stab her way to the front before the gun!   :runner:

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Re: 2019 Boston Marathon!!
« Reply #32 on: April 15, 2019, 06:43:43 PM »
Top Canadian Master Krista DuChene finished in 2:44 both this year and last year.  Last year it was good enough for third overall.  This year it was only good for 7th master and 46th overall. 
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Re: 2019 Boston Marathon!!
« Reply #33 on: April 15, 2019, 09:17:04 PM »
Just rewatching for the first time on NBC Sports.  I was giving rojo crap earlier, but yeah, the first half really is unwatchably bad.  Every time there was a shot of the runners, the picture would immediately glitch up or they'd cut away after like 10 seconds.  The rest was all wheelchairs + a shit ton of commercials. They completely missed Degefa's early break and most of the early jostling in the men's field.  It's unfortunate that people paid 75 bucks primarily to follow that shit. 

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Re: 2019 Boston Marathon!!
« Reply #34 on: April 15, 2019, 09:28:55 PM »
Just rewatching for the first time on NBC Sports.  I was giving rojo crap earlier, but yeah, the first half really is unwatchably bad.  Every time there was a shot of the runners, the picture would immediately glitch up or they'd cut away after like 10 seconds.  The rest was all wheelchairs + a shit ton of commercials. They completely missed Degefa's early break and most of the early jostling in the men's field.  It's unfortunate that people paid 75 bucks primarily to follow that shit.

NBD As I mentioned earlier up thread a couple times, the NBC Sports Gold coverage is not just for Boston. It's for about 30 events throughout the year. Sometimes it's good but usually too many cutaways and gabbing.That said, I couldn't even login today but used that local station CBS feed that I linked and that was fairly good, with Shalane Flanagan and Toni Reavis doing the color commentary. And it was free.

You never quite get what you want (although they pull it off in Europe and Canada all the time) but, you do what you can to watch these things.
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Re: 2019 Boston Marathon!!
« Reply #35 on: April 15, 2019, 09:45:48 PM »
That one was better for sure!  Always nice to compare coverages.  I'm sure the second half of this one will be better too.  Easier when there's half the races left to focus on. 

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Re: 2019 Boston Marathon!!
« Reply #36 on: April 16, 2019, 09:55:57 AM »
We volunteered as I do every year when not running. Worknesh had a huge lead through mile 9. The womenís pack was a good quarter mile to half mile behind her at that point. I thought for sure theyíd catch her, but they never did.



The menís lead pack was about 20 at that point:



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Re: 2019 Boston Marathon!!
« Reply #37 on: April 16, 2019, 10:33:38 AM »
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Re: 2019 Boston Marathon!!
« Reply #38 on: April 16, 2019, 12:58:32 PM »
 :hah:

Great pics!  Yeah pro racing tip #1, donít let the woman with the fasted seed time run away with it.  Apparently her lead was up to 3 minutes, which is astounding.  Definitely a tale of two different races on the menís and womenís side.

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Re: 2019 Boston Marathon!!
« Reply #39 on: April 16, 2019, 12:59:12 PM »
So retro bib guy knows what heís doing and is just trolling everybody. Marvelous!

 

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