The New York Marathon Running Race

November 14th, 2010

One resorts to running mostly as a means or method for keeping good health. The sport of running however has much more than just health in its ambit. There is excitement, there is euphoria and then there is the sense of achievement that one gains at the end of a well run competitive running race or event. The marathon running event has its added excitement and popularity amongst the races that are run because it needs no specific arena but a trail to run along.

The recently conducted New York City Marathon had its share of surprise and excitement. The first being a fall off from the race of the most favored participant, and also the world record holder of the discipline, Haile Gebrselassie. The athlete also announced his retirement from the official world of racing soon thereafter. The marathon however was won by fellow Ethiopian Gebre Gebremariam.

The women’s section of the event was won by Edna Kiplagat from Kenya. This was the first major marathon feather that was added to her cap. Closely following her and coming in second was another wild card or surprise by the name of Shalane Flanagan. This American lady was debuting in this event and became the first American woman to come in at the second position and that too in a period of ten years.

There were other people of name who were also participating in the race, quite a few of them were sporting gore running wear. Edison Pena, who was one of the members trapped in the Chilean mine to be rescued later, also took part in the event. In the men’s section it was Moses Kigen Kipkosgei from Kenya who came in sixth.

The others who made place of recognition in this event were Flanagnan, who was the 2008 Olympic Bronze medalist, and Kim Jones from America. Mary Keitany from Kenya finished third in the women’s section.

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