Yesterday's Cleveland Marathon was the largest in the event's history (marathon entries are ever-increasing, remember). It's a flat, easy course (most of Northern Ohio is pancake flat), amenable to fast times. Beyond being fast in general, the course was mighty kind to its two winners yesterday, both of whom finished *just* under the prize-doubling threshold. Pretty wild.
Abraham Kogo, 31, from Kenya, was the first to cross the finish line with a time of 2:19:59. Kogo took the lead at mile 21. Among the women, Mary Akor, 35, of Hawthorne, Calif., took first with a time of 2:39:49.
Kogo and Akor won $3,000, while collecting an additional $3,000 bonus for finishing under 2:20:00 and 2:40:00, respectively.
Akor was under the cutoff by eleven seconds. Kogo broke the threshold by a second. Time is money, etc.
Sounds like Lance has finally figured out in-race nutrition with respect to the running portion of his 70.3 races. In-race nutrition is tricky.
There aren't a whole lot of races that have actually made my 'Bucket List', but B2B is definitely one of them.
Inquiring Schrutes want to know.