Men are more likely than women to slow their pace in the marathon, according to a new study.
The study, led by Robert Deaner, associate professor of psychology at Grand Valley State University in the US, was based on 14 marathons that occurred in the US in 2011, and it included almost 92,000 performances.
Meb Keflezighi became the first American man to win the Boston Marathon in 31 years. The 31-year-old Eritrean-born beat Wilson Chebet to win the coveted title in two hours, eight minutes and 37 seconds.
"You`re virtually there" is a common shout of encouragement to ailing runners in the London marathon but thanks to a new "interactive 3D experience" athletes the world over will be able to navigate the course from the comfort of their own treadmill.
Britain`s double Olympic and world champion Mo Farah makes his eagerly-awaited marathon debut in London on Sunday, but has his work cut out with the jump-in distance and competition from top Kenyans and Ethiopians.
Lalita Babar completed a hat-trick of wins among the Indian women and set a new course record, while Pune-based Army Sports Institute`s Karan Singh was the best finisher among the Indian men in the 11th Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon, here today.
Evans Ruto led a clean sweep by Kenya in the men`s race but missed narrowly in creating a new course record, while pre-race favourite Dinknesh Mekash clinched the women`s crown with ease in the 11th Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon here Sunday.
Satya Prakash from Services and Sudha Singh from Railways emerged champions in the men`s and women`s section respectively as about 12,000 people competed in different events of the Kolkata Marathon, on Sunday.