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Irish Half Marathon Record Broken

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from AAI Martin Fagan broke John Treacy’s long standing half marathon record on a rainswept windy day in The Hague yesterday. John Treacy’s record is no more – David McCarthy 4th at NCAA indoor championships – Robert Heffernan 10th in Mexico

Fagan ran his usual front running race and took the field through the 5k point in a time of 14:12 and through the 10k point in 28:34.

Gebrselassie, Tesfaye and Kitwara broke clear after that, with Gebrselassie sprinting clear with 400m to go only to be outpaced by Kitwara near the line.

At the NCAA indoor championships in Texas there was another top class performance by David McCarthy with a top notch fourth place finish in the 1 mile race. As in the heats there was another blanket finish for the third place medal, with five runners clocking 4:02, with McCarthy missing out by 0.05 of a second for third place.

David ‘Prolong your phase in College’ McCarthy Interview http://www.flotrack.org/videos/coverage/view_video/234801-2009-ncaa-d1-indoor-championships-day-2/162336-david-mccarthy-providence

Last lap video http://www.letsrun.com/2009/day2m0314.php

City-Pier-City Half Marathon The Hague
Conditions: Light rain, windy, temp. 8 C.

Men –
1. Sammy Kitwara, Ken 59:47 PB
2. Haile Gebrselassie, Eth 59:50
3. Dereje Tesfaye, Eth 1:00:02 PB
4. Getu Feleke, Eth 1:00:36 PB
5. Martin Fagan, Irl 1:00:57 PB
6. Phillimon Terer, Ken 1:01:25 PB
7. Gilbert Okari, Ken 1:01:26 PB
8. Gilbert Chepkwony, Ken 1:02:36 PB
9. Patrick Stitzinger, Ned 1:02:43 PB (national champion)
10. Simon Bairu, Can 1:03:10 PB
11. Erick Kigen, Ken 1:04:09 PB
12. Daaby Badhaso, Eth 1:04:14
13. Paul Lekura, Ken 1:04:41
14. Gary Thornton, Irl 1:04:42
15. Oystein Sylta, Nor 1:04:43 PB

NCAA Indoor Championships, College Station, Texas
1 Mile Final
1 Lee EMANUEL SR New Mexico 4:00.36
2 Craig MILLER JR Wisconsin 4:01.34
3 Dorian ULREY JR Arkansas 4:02.19
4 David MCCARTHY FR Providence 4:02.24
5 Hayden MCLAREN JR Providence 4:02.51
6 Matthew CENTROWITZ SO Oregon 4:02.69
7 Justin SWITZER SR Michigan 4:02.99
8 Mark DAVIDSON SO Tulsa 4:03.09
9 Ian FITZGERALD SR William and Mary 4:03.37
10 Jacob BOONE JR Oklahoma 4:03.43
11 Duncan PHILLIPS SO Arkansas 4:08.73

Encuentro Int. de Marcha Chihuahua Chihuahua, México
20k
1 1 SANCHEZ TERAN EDER HERACLIO MEXICO 1:22:21
2 10 LOPEZ ERASO LUIS FERNANDO COLOMBIA 1:23:06
3 5 TALLENT , JARED AUSTRALIA 1:23:44
4 2 TYSSE , ERICK NORUEGA 1:23:56
5 13 RUTTER , ADAM AUSTRALIA 1:24:24
6 16 MEJIA HERNANDEZ DAVID MEXICO 1:24:30
7 3 ADAMS , LUKE AUSTRALIA 1:24:53
8 32 SEGURA RIVERA BERNARDO MEXICO 1:25:00
9 27 HERRERA PEREZ ADRIAN MEXICO 1:25:10
10 4 HEFFERNAN , ROBERT IRLANDA 1:25:32
11 20 GOMEZ CRUZ PEDRO DANIEL MEXICO 1:25:38
12 11 TOTH , MATEJ ESLOVAQUIA 1:25:41
13 36 ARAYA , YERCO CHILE 1:25:53
14 9 NAVA REZA HORACIO MEXICO 1:26:13
15 30 SEGURA MENDOZA OMAR MEXICO 1:27:08