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Male or female, it’s always impressive and inspirational to witness an athlete accomplish an amazing feat. Kenyan runner Patrick Makau did exactly that this morning with his new marathon world record, cruising through the Berlin Marathon in a blistering 2:03:38. That’s about a 4:43 mile pace, in case you were wondering!
Also of note, the UK’s Paula Radcliffe – the women’s marathon world record holder – ran her first marathon since giving birth to her second child. Radcliffe secured her spot on the London 2012 Olympic Team with her 2:23:46 third-place performance.
Congratulations Patrick and Paula – and thanks for the inspiration!