Monday, May 21, 2007

Kenyan Runners: Chasing KIMbia

ChasingKimbia is about kenyan runners. You can check out their site at . In Malaysia, their sight can truly scare out any local runners. With their fast stride speed and length, they could easily outrun the fastest runners in Malaysia. 9 out of 10 winners in KLIM 2007 were kenyans.

However, the notion that they are unbeatable is false. Marilson Gomes dos Santos became the winner for New York ING 2006 marathon with a time of 2:09:58. He's a brazillian, and nobody guessed that he could have won.

Marilson Gomes dos Santos crossing the finishing line...

Defending champion Paul Tergat, center, of Kenya crossed the finish line third in the men's division. He finished behind Gomes dos Santos and another Kenyan, Stephen Kiogora.

For those who have normal physique who seldom runs...take a look at this guy. Run

Kurt Fearnley of Australia crossed the finish line to win the Men's Wheelchair division of the 2006 New York City Marathon.


Adrian said...

hi yipwt - thanks for your comment. i've read you blog too - your long night runs are amazing!! wow!

Stupe said...

Yip - yes, we able bodied ppl shouldn't complain too much and gives excuse that we can't possibly do anything when it comes to sports...using genetic and race as an excuse is invalid.

and how did the brazillian did it? he hid behind some bush and then come out is it?

yipwt said...

the brazillian push very hard in the beginning...he dared to push..will the top kenyan runners...look at each other.

No one of them they take that guy lightly.

But in the end..they can't catch him.