Sunday, August 12, 2012

Olympic Marathon 2012 - Men Start List

The start list of the Men's London Olympic Marathon 2012  that will be aired at 17:51 Malaysian time this evening. It will be an exciting race, with the participation of many of the world fastest marathoners.

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Among the favourites are the following athletes with their personal best times:

Ethiopia - ABSHERO Ayele (2:04:23)
Ethiopia - FELEKE Getu (2:04:50)
Ethiopia - SEFIR Dino (2:04:50)

Kenya -  KIPROTICH Wilson Kipsang (2:03:42)
Kenya -  KIRUI Abe (2:05:04)
Kenya -  MUTAI Emmanuel Kipchirchir (2:04:40)

USA -  ABDIRAHMAN Abdihakem(2:08:56)
USA -  HALL Ryan (2:06:17)
USA -  KEFLEZIGHI Mebrahtom (2:09:08)

but do keep a special attention to this guy (one highlighted in the blue box)

OLYMPIC - MARIAL Guor (2:14:32)

Guor Marial, whom, according to San Francisco Chronicle, " is a native of what is now South Sudan, is competing in the Olympics as an individual. He has no passport, no coach and no shortage of incredible stories of survival." And he will be running under the Olympic flag.

And, read from BBC Sport, "Guor Marial will not be representing a country when he takes part in the men's Olympic marathon at 11:00 BST on Sunday because, in his own words, he is "representing the whole world".

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