Show Sports April 19, 2011
World Record Marathon Run Doesn't Count

At Monday's Boston Marathon there was a new world record... but it won't count. Kenya's Geoffrey Mutai ran the fastest marathon ever at 2 hours, 3 minutes, 2 seconds. That's nearly a minute faster than the previous record, except the Boston Marathon doesn't count in the marathon record books...

That's because too much of the course goes downhill. The governing body also frowns on the fact that there was a strong tailwind helping his time. So officially, it isn't a world record time.

But keep your chin up Geoffrey. In our minds, you'll always have the world record for being the fastest at running downhill in the wind.

The Boston Marathon has had it's share of dubious records over the years. 31 years ago, Rosie Ruiz cheated to win. Watch this interviewer catch her in her lie...



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