The Warmup Lap | 4.18.12 - On The Boston Marathon, Jason Hartmann And Geoffrey Mutai

April 16, 2012; Newton, MA, USA; Jason Hartmann (USA) runs thorough water spray near the 19 mile marker during the 2012 Boston Marathon. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-US PRESSWIRE

More Boston Marathon links? More Boston Marathon links!

A "Redemption Race" for Jason Hartmann |

The top American in the 2012 Boston Marathon came back from a disappointing U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials showing with a 4th place finish on a very hot day.

Congratulations 2012 Boston Finishers–You Ran Brilliant | Footloose

"Congratulations, Boston Marathoners. On Monday, you proved why you are a special group of runners."

Mutai's DNF Complicates Olympic Selection | NBC Olympics

On a day when Geoffrey Mutai's inability to finish the sweltering Boston Marathon seemingly threw a wrench in an Olympic selection process shrouded in mystery, Athletics Kenya chairman Isaiah Kiplagat attempted to provide some clarity.

And now for some other stuff!

Why Kenyans Make Such Great Runners: A Story of Genes and Cultures - Max Fisher - International - The Atlantic

How an ethnic minority that makes up 0.06% of the world's population came to dominate most of its long-distance races.

BBC News - London 2012: Marathon 'last chance' for Olympic qualifiers

The London Marathon on Sunday will be one of the last opportunities for athletes to qualify for the Olympic Marathon in August. So far, only one man has qualified for the Great Britain team.

I, Bandit - Runner's World

The confession of a (mostly) repentant race-crasher

Half Marathon at Miller Park | Milwaukee Brewers Mini Marathon

The Inaugural Brewers Mini-Marathon is set to debut in Milwaukee at beautiful Miller Park on Saturday, September 22, 2012. The scenic route, giveaways and post-race tailgate party are sure to make this the most unique half marathon in the area.

And lastly, my favorite thing I've read recently: Med Tent Madness | Triathlete -- A collection of the most "hilarious/crazy/disturbing ... stories from the med tent" after races.

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