martedì 28 ottobre 2014

ORLANDO PIZZOLATO VINCE #NYCM MARATHON :30 ANNI DOPO.IL RICORDO ESCLUSIVO

Ricorre oggi il 30esimo anniversario della fantastica vittoria di Orlando Pizzolato alla Maratona di NewYork nel 1984.


Ero ragazzino e ricordo ancora di aver seguito la gara in televisione.Oggi ho voluto ricordare quel momento con un prezioso contributo vocale di Orlando Pizzolato stesso che ricorda dettagliamente in esclusiva quel giorno... un racconto che invito tutti ad ascoltare.







ASCOLTA IL PODCAST IN ESCLUSIVA DI ORLANDO PIZZOLATO



RIVIVIAMO QUEL GIORNO GRAZIE AD UN FANTASTICO VIDEO:











domenica 26 ottobre 2014

FRANKFURTMARATHON TOLD BY STORIFY

QUICK RECAP OF MAIN ROAD RACES RESULTS ON 26OCTOBER






MARSEILLE CASSIS

giovedì 23 ottobre 2014

GREATSOUTHRUN,FRANKFURTMARATHON,MARSEILLECASSIS and more : ESSENTIALS TO FOLLOW

                                                      GREAT SOUTH RUN:




UNOFFICIAL LIVESTREAMING  (from 11am CET...from 10am GMT )

RUNNERS GUIDE  (they realized an amazing guide... very good idea )







                                       FRANKFURT MARATHON:





LIVESTREAMING  (from 10am CET...9am GMT )

(announced livestreaming also on official site of  event: http://www.bmw-frankfurt-marathon.com/ )


LIVE RESULTS AND LEADERBOARD


MOST DETAILED ANALYSIS OF THE COURSE











                                            MARSEILLE CASSIS





LIVESTREAMING  (from 9.20 am CET...8.20am GMT )

COURSE:






                                       LE MARATHON VERT RENNES




OFFICIAL SITE OF EVENT  very well done with many news and details to follow the race

LIVESTREAMING  it is announced something about livestreaming on the official site


lunedì 20 ottobre 2014

AMSTERDAM MARATHON: THE RECAP

Bernard Kipyego wins TCS Amsterdam Marathon


The 39th edition of the TCS Amsterdam Marathon was won by Bernard Kipyego in 2.06.22. The 28-year old Kenyan was the best equipped to deal with the difficult weather conditions, and was awarded for his great condition by winning his first major marathon. He was far from the track record of 2.05.36, but he did improve his own personal record. Training buddy Lucas Rotich and John Mwangangi finished in second and third place and also ran faster than ever before (2.07.18 and 2.07.28). Betelhem Moges was the fastest amongst the women, and finished with a time of 2.28.35.




Shortly after the start signal, a large group of twenty men took the lead, including favourites Wilson Chebet, Ayele Abshero and Abel Kirui. It became evident almost immediately that the high humidity level, temperature of roughly 18 degrees Celsius, and the sun, would be a spoilsport. The athletes had to work very hard, which resulted in poor times. What's more, they had to deal with a strong wind on the way along the Amstel between the 15 and 20 km mark. The group in the lead reached the halfway mark in 63.40 minutes. Kipyego was the only athlete in the front who ran faster during the second part of the race (62.40), which attested to his outstanding physical condition. In the Vondelpark, after 38 km, he broke away from his fellow countrymen Rotich (24) and Mwangangi (23), and dashed off towards the finish as strong as ever. 'I am ecstatic with my first major win, and although it was very hard, I did enjoy Amsterdam', says Kipyego.
Kipyego came to Amsterdam with a personal record of 2.06.29 and improved his own record with seven seconds. The fast Kenyan finished in second place once before, in the Beijing Marathon, and took third place in the Chicago Marathon. The young Rotich and Mwangangi, who won the Dam tot Damloop just last month, were also extremely strong competitors. The Kenyan trio outdid themselves and we must definitely keep an eye on them in the years to come. Threefold winner Wilson Chebet did not reach the finish line, because he did not seem to have the same focus of the previous years. Abel Kirui also played a secondary role and finished in sixth place with a disappointing time of 2.09.21 and indicated after the race to be struggling with Malaria symptoms. Ayele Abshero once again suffered from calf problems and was therefore unable to finish his race.



Afterwards, Betelhem Moges was clearly pleased with her win in Amsterdam. However, the 23-year old runner from Ethiopia did not have anything to say to us about her time of 2.28.35. 'It is sad that I could not run a personal record, due to the weather.' She finished in 2.26.42 earlier this year in Dubai. Ogla Kimayo (Kenya, 2.29.15) and Diane Nukuri Johnson (Burundi, 2.29.35) followed close behind her. The race ended dramatically for track record holder Meseret Hailu, who left the race after 30 km.


Dutch championship
The Dutch championship took place this year during the TCS Amsterdam Marathon. All eyes were on Patrick Stitzinger, but unfortunately he had to leave the race after only 2 km, because of hamstring troubles. He left Amsterdam feeling disappointed. The Dutch marathon title went to Paul Zwama, with a time of 2.21.59. Colin Bekers finished in second place and Imo Muller in third place. Zwama had a difficult race: 'I emptied all water bottles along the way and also suffered a cramp. Eventually I decided to forget about my time and to just focus on my position. The finish in the Olympic Stadium was the most fantastic moment that I ever experienced.' Jacelyne Gruppen won amongst the women, with a time of 2.55.40. 'I came here for my personal record, but was unable to finish with a good time. I lost an excessive amount of moisture, and the last kilometre was really very hard on me', says the new national champion.

The TCS Amsterdam Marathon, by IAAF Gold Label, received more participants today in the Olympic Stadium than ever before. An incredible 44,094 runners registered for the various segments (marathon, Mizuno Half Marathon, TCS 8 km and Kids Run). With nearly 16,000 registered marathon runners, the TCS Amsterdam Marathon is the largest marathon in the Netherlands, and is one of the largest European marathons. With 18,500 registrations from abroad, it appears that the TCS Amsterdam Marathon has gained tremendous international popularity. With a record number of 93 nationalities, the ambience in and around the Olympic Stadium was overwhelming.


ANALYSIS OF COACH CANOVA FOR THE RACE


martedì 14 ottobre 2014

#GREATBIRMINGHAMRUN : ESSENTIALS TO FOLLOW


                                  UNOFFICIAL LIVESTREAMING

(broadcasting-time will be announced during next days)



                                                          COURSE:



              A VERY DETAILED ANALYSIS OF THE COURSE (MILE BY MILE)

                                                      STARTLISTS:








ON DAY GUIDE  Every Informations very useful the day of the race

sabato 11 ottobre 2014

#EINDHOVENMARATHON:ESSENTIALS TO FOLLOW


OFFICIAL LIVESTREAMING (from 9.30am CET...from 8.30am CET )


A very busy day tomorrow for lovers of marathon..
Morning will be opened by EindhovenMarathon.I liked very much their mediaguide (published down here),easy and shorter than others but really completed with all the important informations to follow the dutch race.No files more are needed to present this interesting race.

3 POINTS TO DISCUSS:

The debut of Leonard Komon will be the main news of the race and could be very interesting to discover if he could be a great marathoner after so impressive results on shorter distances.

Jonathan Mayo will be finally back after his fantastic time in Dubai2012??

Tilahun Regassa could be the great contender and real outsider of the day??

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Personally would like to close these words with a big GOOD LUCK to my friend Richard Sigei wishing the best to him and to catch and a new important PB!!

martedì 7 ottobre 2014

4 MILES OF GRONINGEN: ESSENTIALS TO FOLLOW




Impressive elite field in Groningen this sunday!!a very interesting competion reading the elite field!!
Vincent Yator (former winner in Groningen in 2011 ) will be number one but personally i think the real surprise and most interesting name will be the junior Yomif Kejelcha able to win worlds junior champs on 5000m but also able to run 7.36.28 on 3000m.
Outsiders will be for sure Demelash (Eth),Osman (Eri) and world junior champ of mountain running Philip Kipyeko (Uga) for a race surely exciting.Europeans will be leaded from Andy Vernon (Gbr) who did his best this summer in Zurich catching silver medal on 10000m and bronze on 5000m at Europeans champ.Johnny Mellor and Ross Millington,aslo from Great Britain will complete the elite field.
Susan Kuijken and Viola Kibiwott will lead women field and kenian will know very well the course being winner last year and 2012.Irene Cheptai (ken) and world junior champ mountain running Stella Chesang (Uga).A british group also in women with Hellen Cliterhoe and Elle Vernon with promising steepler Kowal (Pol).



ELITE FIELD:





OFFICIAL LIVESTREAMING: (from 1.30pm CET...from 12.30pm GMT )



TIMETABLE  (elite women at 1.30pm and then elite men ... )



COURSE: