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The Rotterdam Marathon is on Sunday and the Boston Marathon is Monday. Both races have huge implications for the Kenyan and Ethiopian Olympic teams and there is a world record attempt in the men’s race in Rotterdam. On last week’s show, Jason and I made the following predictions:
Kevin: Geoffrey Mutai, Wilson Chebet, Wesley Korir
Jason: Geoffrey Mutai, Matthew Kisorio, Gebre Gebremariam
Kevin: Buzunesh Deba, Firehiwot Dado, Aselefech Mergia (she may be a scratch)
Jason: Firehiwot Dado, Caroline Kilel, Buzunesh Deba
Kevin: Moses Mosop (2:03:50), Peter Kirui, Sammy Kitwara
Jason: Moses Mosop (WR, but not faster than 2:03:02), Sammy Kitwara, Peter Kirui
It is supposed to be very hot in Boston on race day.
The Boston Globe gives a sample week of Geoffrey Mutai’s training. It is filled with running.
Here are some training videos and interviews with Peter Kirui and Moses Mosop during their preparations for the Rotterdam Marathon. Dutch subtitles are available for all of our readers in the Netherlands.
For Sunday’s Vienna Half Marathon, Paula Radcliffe will have a 7:52 head start on Haile Gebrselassie. The time was decided on their respective bests in the event, which I believe gives the edge to Radcliffe.
Saturday’s UTech Classic in Jamaica features Yohan Blake in the 100, Asafa Powell in the 200 and Blake, Powell and Usain Bolt in the 4 x 100.
SB Nation reporter, and friend of the House of Run, Dan Rubenstein interviews Sanya Richards-Ross in his quest to find his favorite Olympic sport. Veterans of the House of Run will remember Dan as the person who correctly picked Firehiwot Dado to win last year’s New York City Marathon on our preview podcast last November.
Joe Battaglia asks 10 questions to Yelena Isinbayeva. Unfortunately, Joe does not get a firm answer on what she says to her pole.
You know it is the heart of spring when there is uproar about a high school track athlete getting disqualified for jewelry. At some point, high school officials and rule makers decided that the most important aspect of all of track and field to emphasize was uniform compliance.