Good morning runners! Here's hoping you had great runs/races this weekend.
Kenyan runner Harun Njoroge won the Beppu Oita Marathon in Japan on Sunday with a personal best time of 2:09:38.
Tiki Gelana of Ethiopia won the 66th annual Kagawa-Marugame Half Marathon race in Japan by nearly two minutes in 1:08:48. In the men’s race, pre-race favourite Matthew Kisorio of Kenya won with a finishing time of one hour flat.
Looking at records of the fastest marathon times ever recorded, including both certified world records and world’s best performances, the top four fastest times in history were run in 2011 and eleven of the twenty fastest times ever were run in either 2011 or 2012. Add 2010 to the list of 15 of the fastest times in history are on the list.
A 100-year-old British Indian man nicknamed the "Turbaned Torpedo" completed a 10-kilometre run at the Hong Kong marathon on Sunday. Fauja Singh finished the race in just over one hour and 34 minutes raising $25,800 for the charity Seeing Is Believing.