Sunday, November 16, 2008

Seven Hills Run 15K - 51:26 (PR)

A quick post.

As I mentioned in my last post, the Seven Hills Run was going to be a 15Km PR since it was the first time racing the distance. It was a satisfying PR as I crossed the finish line in 51:26 (net time) - 5:31 pace. Besides the first kilometer, which I spent weaving through runners, everything went well for me in the race. I felt like I was getting stronger as the race went on, even on the hills. The first 5k split was about 10 seconds slower than I had hoped for. I think it was a combination of a hill at 2km and weaving through runners early in the race. The good thing was that each 5k split was about 15 seconds faster. Splits are below and results here.

Distance / Time / Splits
5K: 17:24 (17:24)
10K: 34:33 (17:09)
15K: 51:26 (16:53)

Bekele did not break the record nor did he win. He was 3rd overall. There were talks that he had an ankle injury coming into the race. The highlight of the elite race was the women's field as Ethiopian Mestawat Tufa missed the world record by one second.

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