'Bikila' Ethiopia's barefoot Olympian by Tim Judah.2008.
Pretty good book. Nothing much about his training but quite a bit about his life after his second Olympic Gold.
'Run to Overcome' by Meb Keflezighi.2010
This is a really good book. Amazing what this guy had to overcome in his early life and also his many injuries.Lots of great race descriptions.
Francis Kimeli Kemei, our guest from Kenia, won today's Boxing Day Run in Hong Kong, Juergen Wittstock placed 12th over-all and second in the Master's division.
Francis, who is 53 years old and the gardener of Moi University in Eldoret, had arrived in HK on Friday, and,…Continue
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all you members of Running in Tokyo.
I hope you all have a wonderful time wherever or whoever you are with. Best wishes for the new year; I hope 2011 will be a healthy one with much prosperity and of course many personel bests.
KEMEI FRANCIS KIMELI
HOME ADDRES. 3900 ELDORET KENYA
PASS PORT NO A 1502704
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Daniiel (thanks for posting, see below), Masako and Juergen ran in today's race at Ota-ku. I had my new Brooks racing flats, and yes, ran an age-graded PB of 37:58, not bad considering the Garmin showed the course as 100m long, and I had run a half-marathon the week before! Splits were 3:35 (!) for the first kilometer, and 18:40 for 5k!
Masako finished under…Continue
So off to Oi Keiba Jo at 8:00, next to Haneda airport in Tokyo bay for the Ota-ku 10 miles. 7.5 degres, 57% humidity, clouds. Winds from the north. Race starts at 10:00, very well organized, 5 loops around the stadiums. I applied my new method, 9 minutes run, 1 minute walk. It's working well. I finished in 1:42'16", in 498th position. 12 minutes quicker than my race plan. And 45 minutes after the winners. I received support and cheers from officials and from friends from Namban: thank you…Continue
Although I was very fortunate and able to run in 2009 and 2010, I was turned down this year. I would really like to run again in 2012 but I am not sure how I feel about this "preferred" member scheme (especially since I do not know the amount). Perhaps a qualifying time for a certain number of racers (maybe this already exists?) similar to Boston would be a fairer, cheaper option. I've never been a fan of "pay-to-play."
Today, a small group of about six Nambanners ran the Ogawamachi Washi Halfmarathon. It is a really nice race, well organized, with good support by the local community. Furthermore, the start is only 1.5k from my second home, so it is very convenient for me, and for my friends, who are always invited!
Among our small group, I was fastest in 1:25:55, followed by…Continue
Today, our running team In Kashiwa had an event sponsored by Brooks, Runx staff did PR for Brooks shoes and we could try on any shoe we wanted!
Jay Johannesen (1517) placed second in this year's Run for the Cure at Tokyo's Imperial Palace, beating Namban Rengo's Michael Tandler (545） by a few seconds. Also in this picture is UK-James (3520). Jay's time for the 10k was 35:43, congratulations! Read more at:…Continue