Want to run fast? Go to Germany!

Posted: Oct 31, 2011 In: News With: 1 comment

Yesterday during the Frankfurt Marathon, Wilson Kipsang of Kenya missed breaking the World Record by an agonizing 4 seconds failing to beat Patrick Makau’s time which was set five weeks ago in Berlin. Wilson ran the race in a time of 2:03:42.

The only other legal sub 2 hour 4 minute marathon was run by Haile Gebselassie also in Berlin.

So, looking to run a personal best? Germany may be the place to do it!

Read more about Wilson’s incredible time here courtesy of the IAAF.





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David Hiddleston

I am a keen amateur runner having completed (barely in some cases!) nine marathon the first five of which happened to be the Big Five - London (2006), New York (2007), Boston (2008), Berlin (2008) and Chicago (2009). I currently hold the Guinness World Record for running a half marathon dressed as a Mascot (i.e. Jefferson the Dog) and have recently completed a 45 and 45 where when I turned 45 I decided to run 45 races before my next birthday. Note - my views and opinions are mine alone and do not represent those of MyNextRace.

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    Peter Donato

    Event Year:2011
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    Beer, Bratwurst and bagels, oh my! Book my ticket to the Bundelsiga too…

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