Sunday, August 24, 2008

Men's Marathon: Who hit the wall?

So we know Deriba Merga hit the wall. Who else hit the wall?

Yonas Kifle hit the wall real bad. Martin Lel looked bad between 30km and 35km. Tsegaye Kebede was fading when he caught Deriba Merga who was fading even faster.

The chart shows that Samuel Wanjiru was unbeatable. Gashaw Asfaw finished strong but he was too far behind. A few runners increased pace over the last 10K. The only runner to run the second-half faster was 15th place finisher Ruggero Pertile of Italy.