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Boston Marathon 2012

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Apr 2012
2:19pm, 16 Apr 2012
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Is it the same old situation as previous years that the universal sports coverage doesn't work in the UK? I've loaded the page, but there's nothing to play. So annoying!
Apr 2012
4:09pm, 16 Apr 2012
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Jovi Runner
on Marahton Talk chat there is a link to a proxy server that you can set up on a 3 day trial for free so you can watch but I cant do that as I;m at work
Apr 2012
4:59pm, 16 Apr 2012
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Jovi Runner
Mutai has dropped out!
Apr 2012
5:00pm, 16 Apr 2012
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paul a
This is on Sky 433.
Apr 2012
5:22pm, 16 Apr 2012
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Thanks for the info, I just managed to catch the end of the mens race :-)
Apr 2012
2:16am, 17 Apr 2012
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Too hot, so I deferred. Going to run Edinburgh instead. I stood on the corner of Boylston, and watched the leaders come in. They were seriously warm!
Apr 2012
12:27pm, 17 Apr 2012
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Bosun Tony
God that was tough ! 3:49 so my worst time by a bit, don`t care though, really enjoyed the whole day. Great organisation and the crowds were "awesome" ! Would love another go at it in cooler conditions......i`ll be back ! :)
Apr 2012
9:10pm, 17 Apr 2012
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James in HK
Yes absolutely brutal conditions, it was 85 in the shade, but unfortunately there wasn't much shade, and more like 95 in the sun with not a cloud in the sky, and with a warm tailwind the whole there was little or no breeze to cool you down. So absolutely not a day for running a good time, but as BT says, the crowds were awesome, a real carnival atmosphere and amazing support the entire length of the route with bands, people handing out water, ice, fruit, popsicles etc, spraying the runners with garden hoses, and shouting encouragement the entire way. It really made a big difference. Fantastic, and an event that takes over the the entire city. The medical tent was like the Battle of the Somme at the end, and quite a few people hospitalised. In summary, hurt like hell at the time, but that medal is going in the trophy cupboard as one of the hardest earned and definitely one to remember.
Apr 2012
8:04am, 19 Apr 2012
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Foxy Davy
agree with the guys was tough & hot but with great support :) I took on board the advice given the conditions & also with a 5okm in my legs from 48 hours before I took it easy. Toughest course out of the 5 Majors but nothing serious.

Would like a crack in better conditions.
Jun 2018
9:57am, 22 Jun 2018
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Morning Ian :)

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