Monday, 3 May 2010

Marathon Cycling

At the moment i can not RUN a marathon but i am well able to CYCLE the 42k ;-)

Today was Bank Holiday Monday and Marathon in Belfast. It was a beautiful sunny morning. Not really windy but sunny and chilly. Perfect running conditions for the 3.300 people running the rough course throughout Belfast.

I decided to stay with the leaders, obviously on the bike. Belfast based kenyan John Mutai (pictured on the left) was on the hunt for another win at Ormeau Park but the 24 years old Ethiopian Urga Negewo (pictured on the right) ran a smooth and clever race. He was never leading and just drafted along as Mutai was running in the wind. He outsprinted him with 50 meters to go. Mutai was leading since the 12k mark.

It was no problem to stay with the leader until the finish. Interesting to see that they suffer badly as well. But also interesting to see how easy and smooth it looks when running 3:13 pace throughout a marathon.

See all the pictures i took by clicking HERE!

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