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Tokyo Marathon 2011

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Burleigh Heads,Australia

Member Since:

Nov 11, 2010



Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:



  • 05/07/2009 Gold Coast Asics Half Marathon - 1:26:49

  • 31/08/2009 Bridge to Brisbane 10km - 39:54 

  • 27/02/2010 Tokyo Marathon - 3:56:02

  • 26/09/2010 Real Berlin Marathon - 3:42:07 

  • 27/02/2011 Tokyo Marathon - 3:29:25

  • 03/07/2011 Gold Coast Asics Half Marathon - 1:27:22 

  • 05/08/2018 Pedders Brisbane Half Marathon - 1:39:08



Short-Term Running Goals:

  • Don't die in the 2019 GC Marathon 



Long-Term Running Goals:

  • Never get fat 


I have a beautiful girl friend Flavia who is a runner.

Russian champion tries Crocs, commits to racing a marathon in them

Nikolay Chavkin in the video below did 3x1000, first two in Adidas carbon-fiber models, the last one in Crocs. Surprised by the result (2:52, 2:52, 2:50) with the fastest interval done in Crocs, he committed to racing a marathon in Crocs if the video gets 42K likes and 195 comments (for 42 km 195 m, the marathon distance). Nikolay's current marathon PR is 2:14:00. The video was created by a Russian sporting goods store chain. Their moto is "more sports - brighter life", which we think is wonderful, and also deserves a Like. If you want to see a fast marathon in Crocs, go to the video and click the Like button. And make sure to share it with your friends.

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4 km run on the beach in the rain. First day I could even think about running after the marathon. I'm still pretty sore and tight but I expect it'll get better pretty quickly. 

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Race: Tokyo Marathon 2011 (26.2 Miles) 03:29:25
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Well, I couldn't have asked for better weather, about 7 degrees and sunshine - so much better than the freezing, windy, dismal rainy day that was last year! Started out ok, weaving through the 10km racers but I got an unbearable stitch and had to stop to the side after only 6 kms, probably since I was busting to go to the toilet at the start line. After relieving myself I managed to find a comfortable tempo. I went out aiming for a B.Q. time but I was quick to realise that I just hadn't done the long hard runs in training necessary to keep up that constant pace. After I came to that realisation I aimed for 3:30 and gave it my all to get there. The hill at 36km and at 40km were killers and I don't think my eyes were open for most of the way up them. I'm still very happy with taking over 12 minutes of my time in Berlin and nearly 27 minutes of my first marathon here one year ago. Now the question is, am I going to kick up the training to get me to that B.Q. time? My girlfriend hopes not, she want's a bit of muscle back! We'll see... 

Splits were:

5km00:24:56 (0:23:02)0:23:0209:34:56
10km00:49:06 (0:47:12)0:24:1009:59:06
15km01:12:55 (1:11:01)0:23:4910:22:55
20km01:36:58 (1:35:04)0:24:0310:46:58
25km02:01:46 (1:59:52)0:24:4811:11:46
30km02:27:04 (2:25:10)0:25:1811:37:04
35km02:52:38 (2:50:44)0:25:3412:02:38
40km03:19:52 (3:17:58)0:27:1412:29:52
Finish03:31:19 (3:29:25)0:11:2712:41:19


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