Friday, November 23, 2007

Ed Moran '03 runs 13:33 5K in Ekiden Relay
Assistant Coach Ed Moran '03 ran 13:33 in the opening leg of the this year's Ekiden Relay in Chiba, Japan. Moran handed off the sash in 3rd, but the USA team eventually fell to 4th overall. More and Video.

1 comment:

Michael said...

The Ekiden is a great race. I ran for "Team American DoD Contractors" at the Mitsubishi Ship Yards Ekiden in 1995 and 1996, when I was in middle school. It was loads of fun and I carried the team to an amazing 80-something finish. It was the first time the American contingent had finished in the top 100 in this race.

This was a funny comment from the linked post:
"Even with the size of the event cut in half, only Japan fielded an A-class team despite Kenya having aces such as Martin Mathathi, Mekubo Mogusu and Ngatuny Gideon, all of whom ran Chiba last year, residing in Japan."

So a 13:33 is a paltry performance? With USA finishing 3 minutes back from the leader?

HA! HA! Guy Whiteboards