On Sunday 20th February in the Riba-Roja Half Marathon in Spain Edwin Kipyego won in a new course record and personal best time of 61.25, nearly a 40 second improvement and a good sign that he will run a lot faster on a flat course with good competition. Edwins run has given everyone here at camp a lot of confidence that we can all go and run pb's when we race. More news on how the race unfolded when I find out.
Yesterday I had the pleasure of getting to know Mary Keitany and family. They live very close and are good friends with the camp coach Ken, and also Charles, Mary's husband is the brother of Raymond who is one of the guys that lives on the camp. After Mary ran the World Record for the Half Marathon on Friday she returned to Iten on Saturday, unfortunately as I was in Nairobi I was unable to join in the celebrations for her new world record, as Ken missed the celebrations as well he took me to her house where we had a celebratory drink with Mary and Charles. They were a really nice couple, very friendly and welcoming. Her next race is the London Marathon in April where it will be very interesting to see what time she can run.
|Myself with Mary and Family|
A tough hills session this morning followed by some breakfast and a quick rest before our second run of the day at 11.00a.m.