Monthly Archives: September 2010

MAKAU IS THE MAN

When Patrick Makau finished a rainswept real_Berlin Marathon on Sunday morning, having won impressively in 2.05.08, he took off his sodden shoes to reveal saturated socks which had bunched up beneath both his feet. “That happened in the first 100 … Read more

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RAINMAN

Patrick Makau of Kenya underlined his ascendancy over compatriot Geoffrey Mutai, when he won a rainswept 37th edition of the real_Berlin Marathon on Sunday morning, in 2.05.08, two seconds ahead of Mutai, with 20 year old Ethiopian Bazu Worku third, … Read more

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FLAT OUT IN BERLIN

Berlin may not be the best place in the world for long term long distance training – “flat as a pancake, boring” – moaned one colleague when he returned from an early morning run in the Tiergarten today. But if … Read more

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SIGN ON HERE!

Running has more than its fair share of eccentrics; and many of them are happy to wallow in their eccentricity, making a show of ignoring the real world, and usually boring us to death in the process. Toby Tanser might … Read more

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HERE BE GIANTS!

One of the last people I saw before I left Singapore, and the Youth Olympic Games last week, was Wilson Kipketer. A lot more relaxed than the intense figure who trod the tracks of the world so elegantly (and speedily) … Read more

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