Thursday, October 18

Congrats to my friend

Dedicated blog readers have heard plenty about my trip to Camp Marafiki in Santa Fe. Marafiki is Kenyan for friends and one of my friends, Jonathan Ndambuki was running the Twin Cities Marathon with hopes of winning. I beat him to the finish line. Seriously. He droppped out of the race. Another friend from Santa Fe, Joseph Mutinada, came insecond.

Anyhow, here's a nice story from marathonguide.com about how Jonathan rebounded.


Denver Marathon - Oct 14 - Denver, CO
Jonathan Ndambuki started the Twin Cities Marathon one week before the Denver Marathon, but dropped out at mile 11 due to foot issues. Disappointed by his need to drop out, the 31 year-old Kenyan looked for another marathon and just five days before the race chose the Denver Marathon. The choice was a good one as Ndambuki ran his fastest time of the year - a 2:21:34 - to win the second annual Denver Marathon. The race was Ndambuki's fourth marathon of 2007 and followed a victory at the 2007 Deseret Marathon and third place at the 2007 Grandma's Marathon. Charles Kiplagat and Arevalo Reyes Alfredo ran with Ndambuki until the final two miles of the course, before each dropped back with Kiplagat taking the second spot in 2:21:47 and Reyes finishing third in 2:22:36.

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