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Una fotoidentificazione dei campionissimi che ho tenuto dietro per qualche minuto (15′ e spicci) nella New York City Marathon 2011.

Un gioco “divertente” per rendere omaggio a grandi campioni, svelarne un aspetto curioso e prendermi un po’ in giro: alla fine non ho fatto altro che mettere un piede davanti all’altro e davanti ai loro per qualche migliaio di metri…

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A photo-identification of those great champs who followed my back for a 15 minutes “ride” along NYC roads.

A funny trick to tribute those champions their honours, say something orginal about them and – also – to kid myself: at least I just put the one foot beyond the other for some thousands meters…

2° miglio
(photo Roberto Mandelli, Podisti.net, edited by Tito Tiberti)

3° miglio

(photo Carlos Ayala, edited by Tito Tiberti)

(1) Geoffrey Mutai / Kenya

2011 Boston Marathon champion (2:03:02 — fastest marathon in history)

2010 Fortis Marathon Rotterdam runner-up (2:04:55)

2010 Berlin Marathon runner-up (2:05:10)

2010 RAK Half-Marathon winner (59:43)

(2) Emmanuel Mutai / Kenya

ING New York City Marathon 2010 runner-up (2:09:18)

2011 Virgin London Marathon champion (2:04:40; course record)

2009 World Championships Marathon silver medalist

2010 Virgin London Marathon runner-up

(3) Jaouad Gharib / Morocco

2008 Olympic marathon silver medalist

Two-time world marathon champion

Holds Moroccan marathon record (2:05:27)

Won 2010 Fukuoka Marathon at age 38

10,000m PB of 27:29.51 in Praha in 2011

(4) Meb Keflezighi / United States

ING New York City Marathon 2009 champion

2004 Olympic marathon silver medalist

Former U.S. 10,000m record-holder (27:13.98 in 2011)

(5) Gebre Gebremariam / Ethiopia

Defending NYCM champion

2009 IAAF World Cross Country champion

Set PR of 2:04:53 (third place) at 2011 Boston Marathon

5000m PB 12:52.80 (2005)

10,000m PB 26:52.33 (2007)

(6) Viktor Röthlin / Switzerland

2010 European Marathon champion (2:15:31)

Swiss marathon record-holder (2:07:33)

2008 Tokyo Marathon champion

2007 World Championships Marathon bronze medalist

(7) Tsegaye Kebede / Ethiopia

2008 Olympic marathon bronze medalist

2009 World Championships Marathon bronze medalist

2010 Virgin London Marathon champion

Set PR of 2:05:18 in Fukuoka in 2009

Half Marathon PB of 59:35 in Ras Al Khaimah in 2008

(8) Matthew Kisorio / Kenya

Fourth in 2011 IAAF World Cross Country Championships

2011 Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half-Marathon winner in 58:46

Won 2011 BIG 25 (25K) in 1:12:13

(9) Juan Luis Barrios / Mexico

2008 Olympian at 5000m

Double gold (1500m, 5000m) at 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games

2:14:20 marathon debut this year

3000m PB 7:37.64 (2006)

5000m PB 13:09.81 (2011)

10,000m PB 27:30.68 (2011)

(10) Ed Moran / United States

2010 USA 10K champion (28:19)

Set 10,000m PR of 27:43.13 in 2007

2007 Pan American Games 5000m Champion (13:25.60)

(11) Bobby Curtis / United States

2008 NCAA 5000m champion

Set half-marathon PR this year (1:01:53)

10,000m PB 27:24.67 (2011)

(12) Feyisa Lilesa / Ethiopia

2011 World Championships Marathon bronze medalist

Set a PR of 2:05:23 in Rotterdam in 2010

2010 Xiamen International Marathon champion (2:08:47)

A dedicated presentation for John Beattie, Great Britain (10,000m Metres PB 28:32.21 in Palo Alto, CA in 2010), a special Marathon Talk friend :), who’s not inthe picture but who clocked a good chrono in 2011 NYCM.

NYCM 2011 Results:

Place Name Time Citizenship

1 Geoffrey Mutai 2:05:06 KEN

2 Emmanuel Mutai 2:06:28 KEN

3 Tsegaye Kebede 2:07:14 ETH

4 Gebre Gebremariam 2:08:00 ETH

5 Jaouad Gharib 2:08:26 MAR

6 Meb Keflezighi 2:09:13 USA

7 Abdellah Falil 2:10:35 MAR

8 Mathew Kisorio 2:10:58 KEN

9 Ezkyas Sisay 2:11:04 ETH

10 Ed Moran 2:11:47 USA

11 Viktor Rothlin 2:12:26 SUI

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15 Bobby Curtis 2:16:44 USA

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21 John Beattie 2:23:43 GBR

1953 Tito Tiberti 3:08:51 (15:31-33:09-49:57-1:07:19-1:11:07-then went for a pizza with Mr. Teodoro Zanardelli #4686 ;)

 

Keep runnin’, keep livin’!!!

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