30 Sep '12, 12pm

Bizarre Finish: Geoffrey Mutai Wins Berlin Marathon and $500,000 Or Did Dennis Kimetto Let Him?

on the LetsRun.com message boards to the finish of the race: "This was clearly one athlete letting the other one win. The least they could have done was pretend to fight it out.With drug scandals, etc Athletics takes another dive into the gutter.Would be interesting to see what odds the betting companies were offering", "this honestly was the most fake-looking thing i've seen in a while. neither even appeared to care for the last 7k they were alone togeter (sic)", " I can buy that they were both hurting bad, but even so you would at least expect their body language to change as they approached the finish line. Maybe it was there and I missed it, but they seemed to approach the finish line in the same manner as they approached any other of the course markers" and "the splits don't tell the whole story here. Kimetto did not even try to sprint, so clearly, he had more to gain...

Full article: http://www.letsrun.com/2012/berlin-0930.php

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