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Boston Marathon April 22nd, 2011

Geoffrey Mutai, Boston Marathon 2011

It was a wonderful experience to be here in Boston for watch the 115th annual Boston Marathon. I went with some classmates from ELC and our teacher Janet. We met at Kenmore Station, one mile from the finish line, and first watched the wheelchairs runners and then the other runners going to the finish line.

So many people were there to encourage the runners in their last mile. Everyone was cheering, whistling, clapping and making a lot of noise with bells.

Geoffrey Mutai from Kenya won this race with a time of 2h:03mi:02sec. In the wheelchair division the winner was Masazumi Soejima from Japan with 1h:18mi:50sec. In women’s division Caroline Kilei from Kenya was the winner with 2h:22mi:36sec. In women’s wheelchair division Wakako Tsuchida from Japan won with 1h:30mi:21sec.

More of 25000 runners participated in this important race, which is one of the World Majors Marathons (WMM) with New York, Berlin, London and Chicago.

When I arrived in Boston last January, I tried to register to run this race but the registration process was already closed on October 18 last year. It was the first time in the Boston Marathon’s history that this process only was 24 hours and over 25000 people registered.

I hope come back to Boston and run this important race but first, I will run the Berlin marathon in September 2011.

by Cesar Augusto Cardona from Colombia