In this Issue:
- Sudbury Fitness Challenge
- Brigid Kosgei Wins the Chicago Marathon
in World Record Time
- Kipchoge breaks two-hour marathon mark
- Upcoming Events
October 20 Wiky 10k. Oct 27 Walk/Run for Hope
- Running Room Run Club Update:
- Track North News
Marauder/Bayfront Open Cross Country Meet
13 , 2019
Fitness Challenge Turkey Gobbler
It was a busy day in
Naughton on Sunday when 272 participants lined up in
the 1k, 3k or 8k trail run. This was the final event
in the Sudbury Fitness Challenge so the possibility
of less than ideal weather did not deter the determined.
While wind and rain was in the air running conditions
remained very favourable for most of the events. It
did get a little wetter during the final minutes of
the 8k but nobody complained.
Sudbury Fitness Challenge
Sara McIlraith was overall Female
Fitness winner and Mike Banks took the Male honours.
Brigid Kosgei Wins the Chicago Marathon
in World Record Time
She goes under Paula Radcliffe’s 16-year-old
SARAH LORGE BUTLER
OCT 13, 2019
Brigid Kosgei of Kenya
made history today at the Chicago Marathon, setting
a world record of 2:14:04.
She smashed Paula Radcliffe’s
mark of 2:15:25 from the London Marathon in 2003.
Ababel Yeshaneh of Ethiopia, who before today had
a personal best of 2:24:02 from Tokyo in March, was
second in 2:20:51, nearly 7 minutes behind Kosgei.
Gelete Burka of Ethiopia was third in 2:20:55.
She passed the halfway
mark in 1:06:59, and observers wondered if her early
opening miles would be her downfall in the later stages
of the race. But she ran almost perfectly even splits,
clocking 1:07:05 for the second half.
With two dedicated pacers
ahead of her, Kosgei went out in a torrid first 5K
of 15:28, which projects to a 2:10 marathon. Her pacers
slowed the tempo slightly after that, but Kosgei was
still well ahead of world record pace. By 10K, she
had a 32-second gap on her nearest pursuer.
Kosgei said that faster
times were possible—for her and for other women.
for me,” she said. “I never believed that
time. But I’ve seen 2:10 is possible for a lady
to run if they are sure. During training, you must
During her buildup to
Chicago, she was focused on improving her best time
(previously 2:18:20 from London where she won in April)
and training for 2:15.
“Today I run 2:14:04,”
she said. “I’m still focusing to reduce
my time again if it’s possible, if my body could
be good, I could reduce a little bit.”
When asked what she would
say to people who are skeptical of her performance,
given some high profile doping suspensions by Kenyan
women in recent years, she distanced herself. About
doping, me I do not know about it, those people,”
she said. “It is far from me. It is different
where we train. Me, I don’t know about those
doping. I say each and every person can run clean.
And you must work hard.”
The conditions were perfect
for a record run, with temperatures around 40 degrees
and light winds. With the two pacers ahead of her,
Kosgei said she was protected from the breezes.
She made a last-minute
decision to wear the same Nike shoes that pacers for
Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya wore on Saturday in his event
where he broke two hours for a marathon. Kenyans now
own the men’s and women’s marathon world
records. (Kipchoge’s official record was at
Berlin last year, where he ran 2:01:39.) “I
appreciate what position I become and the record,
which I break today,” she said. “My brother,
Kipchoge, I was happy for him again. I hope Kenya
now, they are happy. They have a woman and a man who
are the record holders.”
The 25-year-old earns
$100,000 for the win and $75,000 for breaking the
Chicago course record, which was 2:17:18, also held
Kipchoge breaks two-hour marathon
It may not have been official, and it may have
used some unusual aids to get there, but regardless of how
he did it, Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge ran 42.2 kilometers
in less than two hours.
Bob Weeks TSN
Most of us couldn’t run 200
meters at the pace Kipchoge maintained for one hour, 59 minutes
and 40 seconds.
It may not have been
official, and it may have used some unusual aids to
get there, but regardless of how he did it, a man
ran 42.2 kilometers in less than two hours.
Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge
broke the marathon barrier on a run in Vienna, Austria
Saturday morning, accomplishing something no one had
thought possible just a few years ago.
Think about what he did
for a moment – he ran at a pace of 2:50 per
kilometer 42 times. Or, to put it in terms the average
human might be able to understand, it would be running
around the track at your local school 104 times, each
lap taking no more than 68 seconds.
Most of us couldn’t
run 200 meters at the pace Kipchoge maintained for
one hour, 59 minutes and 40 seconds.
“Today we went
to the moon and came back to earth,” the 34-year-old
wrote on Twitter. “I am at a loss for words
for all the support I have received from all over
As he came to the finish
line, assured that he was going to break the mark,
the Olympic gold medalist and world record holder
pointed at people in the crowd, pumped his chest twice
and clapped his hand. A wide smile broke out on his
face and he raced into the arms of his wife before
a throng of people embraced him. Perhaps most remarkable
of all, he didn’t even look tired.
the record at a run set up precisely to try and break
the mark. The INEOS 1:59 Challenge came two years
after a similar attempt co-ordinated by Nike. At that
time, Kipchoge finished 26 seconds over the two-hour
This time around, organizers
took many of the same tactics used in the first attempt
and added a few wrinkles. Kipchoge was helped along
the way by a phalanx of 41 pacers who rotated throughout
the run. There was also a car ahead of the runner,
shining a laser on the road to indicate the pace he
had to maintain. And once again, he wore a special
pair of Nike shoes designed to give him every advantage.
The first attempt was
done on a racetrack in Monza, Italy with very few
fans. This time the crowd lined every part of the
route, cheering the Kenyan on which likely buoyed
Add it all up and it
led to a record-breaking performance on par with Roger
Bannister running the first mile in under four minutes.
The time won’t sit as the official world record
as it wasn’t done in open competition. No matter
– Kipchoge still has that mark of 2:01:39.
While the time was stunning,
top runners had a sense that the record might fall.
“Honestly, I wasn’t
too surprised,” said Reid Coolsaet, one of Canada’s
top marathoners and a two-time Olympian. “He
only, well maybe I shouldn’t say only, but he
only had to run 26 seconds faster which is a second
per mile so it seemed well within reach. This time
he had the advantage of knowing he only had to take
off a little bit.”
In a post-race interview,
Kipchoge said that he believed breaking the mark might
lead to more sub-two hour runs, much as Bannister’s
achievement in the mile opened the doors in that distance.
While Coolsaet agreed
that the effect could be similar, he felt that it
would still be a difficult time to run in an official
“I think it will
have that sort of effect, but I don’t think
the floodgates will open,” said at 40-year-old
who will toe the line at next week’s Scotiabank
Toronto Waterfront Marathon. “It’s just
so much harder to find pacers in the marathon and
you can only race the marathon two or maybe three
times a year.”
The record is stunning
and many are still trying to grasp the full weight
of the achievement. Does it hold up even though it
was done in a manner that gave Kipchoge every advantage?
“One of my friends
asked me, is this gimmicky or truly amazing?”
stated Coolsaet. “I said it was both.”
With the two-hour barrier
now broken, the future of the marathon could be exciting
Upcoming Local Events
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Sunday, October 27th at Kivi
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North News - by Dick
Marauder/Bayfront Open Cross Country
The Laurentian University
women’s and men’s cross-country running
teams competed at the Marauder Bayfront Open in Hamilton’s
Bayfront Park on the weekend, returning with an individual
all-star performance and 5th and 8th place team finishes,
Over 200 runners from 13
schools participated in the event, held on the course
that will host the OUA championships in two weeks.
The Laurentian men’s squad was led by Eric Gareau,
who finished 13th and was named a Bayfront All-Star.
His time over the 8km course was 24:45. He was followed
by Liam Passi, who was 21st in 25:14; rookie Keon Wallingford
who was 24th in 25:22; rookie Chase Canty who was 46th
in 26:00 and rookie Maurice Graenert, who completed
the scoring by finishing 62nd in 26:23. Displacers were
Caleb Beland and Dylan Brown who were 72nd and 79th
in 26:39 and 26:56 respectively.
The men scored a total
of 141 points for a 5th-place finish with a top-five
average time of 25:32.
Individual Results - Laurentian Men (8.2km)
13. Eric Gareau, 24:45
21. Liam Passi, 25:14
24. Keon Wallingford, 25:22
46. Chase Canty, 26:00
62. Maurice Graenert, 26:23
72. Caleb Beland, 26:39
79. Dylan Brown, 26:56
87. Nick Lambert, 27:23
95. Justin Graenert, 27:49
101. Ryan Vincent, 28:26
109. Cameron Date, 29:46
113. Hayden Ring, 30:51
Team Results - Men
McMaster, 24 points
Ryerson, York, Trent, Lakehead
– incomplete teams
The women’s squad
was led by Meghan Sippel, who placed 61st with a time
of 33:18 over the 8km course. She was followed by rookie
Ashley Valentine in 69th with a time of 33:56; Kelsey
Lefebvre who was 79th in 35:04; Angela Mozzon who finished
83rd in 35:39; and Miranda Boudreau who was 88th in
The women scored a total
of 243 points for 8th place with a top-five average
time of 34:55.
Individual Results - Laurentian
Women (8 km)
61. Meghan Sippel, 33:18
69. Ashley Valentini, 33:56
79. Kelsey Lefebvre, 35:04
83. Angela Mozzon, 35:39
88. Miranda Boudreau, 36:41
Team Results - Women
Western, 54 points
The teams’ next competition
is the OUA Championship on Sat October 26.
(Left to Right): Nick Lambert (#54), Justin Graenert
(#752), Ryan Vincent (#757)
(#745) (Photo Attribution –
Full Results: http://sportmadesimple.com/results/Marauder/index.html
Dick Moss, Head Coach
Laurentian XC/Track Team
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