Best Racing Moment of 2018 and My Best Runs 2019 World Best 100 Races
Best Racing Moment in 2018 and the 2019 World Best 100 Races was announced today in Mountain View, California by My Best Runs founder Bob Anderson (who also was the founder of Runner's World magazine and publisher for 18 years).
First on the agenda was the announcement of the 2018 Best Racing Moment. "Eluid Kipchoge was all smiles as he crossed the finish line at the Berlin Marathon September 29," stated Bob Anderson.
"He smashed the world marathon record clocking 2:01:39. Eliud ran the last 17k without pacers taking off one minute and 18 seconds off of Dennis Kimetto's record."
"The world has rarely seen one event so dominated by one man, Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge," says Bob Anderson.
Eliud has won many awards this year including World Athletes of the Year at the IAAF Awards as well as MBR Best Racing Moment of 2018.
Next up on the agenda was the annoucement of the 4th Annual My Best Runs 2019 World Best 100 Races.
"There are so many good races in the world. This list could easily be much bigger. However, as we have done now for four years, we have narrowed it down to the top 100," stated Bob.
The featured race at 44 of these are marathons. One is a trail marathon. There are 20 half marathons and 14 10ks. There is the Western States 100 miler and the Comrades Ultra marathon in South Africa.
The shortest race is the New Balance 5th Avenue Mile in New York City. The longest is the 156 mile Marathon Des Sables coming up March 5 in Morocco.
Most offer prize money totally million of US dollars. The Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon coming up January 26 is offering $1,316,000. This marathon which was first held in 2000 top four men this year all ran under between 2:04:00 and 2:04:06. Four women ran between 2:19:17 and 2:19:53.
Of course the Berlin Marathon is one of our top 100 but so is the Valencia Half Marathon (Spain) where Abraham Kiptum broke the world record in the 2018 race by clocking 58:18.
The Birell 10k Race in Prague, CZE also made the list. 18-year-old Phonex Kipruto from Kenya clocked 26:46 while Caroline Kipkirui clocked 30:19. "This is one fast 10k run in the evening and obviously belongs on our top 100 list," stated Bob.
The list has races from 23 different countries. The featured race at 44 of them are marathons, next is 20 half marathons and 14 are 10ks.
"You can not go wrong in running any of these races," says Bob Anderson. "Your biggest challenge in many of these will be to be able to be on the starting line. But if you can get you, you will have a blast."
posted Wednesday December 19th