No more lambing time for Mary & Samuel
They come from farms, remote, the countryside
sophistications of the modern world
denied to them, them often very poor
but all can run, and they run rather well
environmentally they shift, then wow!
emerge so fast, run fast, they’re right up there.
Kisok, Baringo, that’s her farmland home
from Kenya’s Highlands, it’s Rift Valley stuff.
She’s been around, another Kenyan K
for quite a while in fact, yes all those K’s!
Keitany, Mary Jepkosgei her name
and this weekend she made her mark, gained fame
world record for the twenty five K m
one forty seconds off the record, Smash!
That is a smash too, not a little chip.
She’s run in Champs, world champs, gained silver too
3 years ago, then baby time, then back
back with a bang, last autumn, Birmingham
1/2-marathon, and gold this time, great time
the 2nd fastest that there’s ever been
We think she’ll hit far greater heights this year
next year, and venture to the marathon.
Watch out you two hour twenty stars, gear up
Another Kenyan K might ruffle times.
Another smash occurred too this weekend
same place, same length of run, another K
another Kenyan win, but male this time
one Samuel Kiplimo Kosgei triumphed
near minute off the record 6 years old
So new to top ranks he’s not Wiki blogged
well yes he is but it’s in German there
He’s been around, ranked in the top-10 lists
and was with Haile, WR 30k
as pacer in the Berlin marathon
last autumn time; the signs were there for sure.
So little is there said about this man
so we will let him speak now for himself
‘... first marathon ... my goal to beat him [Haile]’!
25k rd WRs 9may10
M Samuel Kosgei, ‘86, 1.11.50, ‘10
prev WR Paul Kosgei, KEN, ‘78, 1.12.45, ‘04
W Mary Keitany, KEN, ‘82, 1:19:53, ‘10
prev WR Mizuki Noguchi, JPN,’78, 1.22.13, ‘05