English Service: Spotlight – Cosmas Ndeti remembers 1994 Boston Marathon

Cosmas Ndeti won the 1994 Boston in a then-course-record 2:07:15 by running the first 13.1 miles in 1:05 and the second 13.1 in 1:02:15. Running the second half of a marathon in time shorter than posted in the first half is known as a “negative split” in road running. That record stood for 12 years until Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot shaved it by one second in 2006. Ndeti was the first man to do so at the Boston Marathon. His 1994 win was a defence of the 1993 title and was followed by a three-peat in 1995. He tells his story to Daniel Wahome.


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