To find an American man not named Galen Rupp who has run faster than 2:10 in the marathon, you’d have to go back four years, to 2014. The last American to do it was Meb Keflezighi, who, at age 38, won the Boston Marathon in 2:08:37. Of late, however, American men’s times for 26.2 miles have been more modest. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below So far in 2018, Rupp has the best times, 2:06:07, which he ran in Prague, and 2:06:21 from Chicago. After that, the second-fastest American is Elkanah Kibet, who finished Chicago in 2:12:35. In other words, Kibet was more than a mile behind his countryman. Rupp currently ranks 25th on the 2018 world marathon list, Kibet is 333rd. How about 2017? Rupp again, in Chicago, where he won in 2:09:20 without pacesetters. The second-fastest marathoner of the year was Tim Ritchie, who ran 2:11:56 at the California International Marathon (CIM). And so it went in 2016: Rupp led the list with Bobby Curtis—now retired—back in … [Read more...] about Where Are the Sub-2:10 U.S. Marathoners?
PUBLISHED: 10:00 11 October 2018 George Sessions England C played Estonia's under-23s at Leyton Orient on October 10 Archant International friendly: England C 1 Estonia’s under-23s 0 England C secured a 1-0 victory over Estonia’s under-23s on a memorable evening for a number of non-league footballers at Leyton Orient’s Breyer Group Stadium last night.The O’s Marvin Ekpiteta played the whole match and starred at the back to help Paul Fairclough’s side keep a clean sheet.He partnered Laurence Maguire, the young brother of full England international Harry, for most of the match before Dagenham & Redbridge’s Luke Pennell come on for the last few minutes in E10.One-time Orient loanee Jerome Binnom-Williams also lined up in the back four for the home side.It didn’t take Ekpiteta long to show his worth as Tristan Koskor almost got through in the fifth minute, but the O’s defender slide in to thwart the … [Read more...] about Ekpiteta helps England shut out Estonia to secure narrow win