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15 jaw-dropping moments in running from 2017

Eliud Kipchoge's 2:00:25 non-record-eligible marathon is one of 15 moments on our list from the past 12 months

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Though most world records in athletics went unbroken in 2017, there were plenty of moments that deserve a second look as the year wraps up. The following performances or milestones left an impression, or were hard to believe at first, in 2017.

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Eliud Kipchoge runs 2:00:25 for 42.2K at the Breaking2 project

Jaw-dropping Running Moments
Photo: Michael Doyle.

The greatest men’s marathoner in the world was 26 seconds away from a sub-two-hour performance in Monza, Italy.

Mary Keitany shatters the women’s-only world record at the London Marathon

The Kenyan split 1:06:54 for the first half and came home in 2:17:01.

Shalane Flanagan becomes first American woman to win the New York City Marathon in 40 years

Jaw-dropping Running Moments
Photo: Kelly Doyle.

The American had the race of her life in New York City in November.

Corey Bellemore drinks four beers, runs one mile in 4:33

That’s just over 4:00 for the mile taking into account the need to consume four beers.

Mohammed Ahmed runs 13:04 indoors on a 200m track

The performance was a Canadian indoor record.

Derrick Spafford reaches 10,000 consecutive days of running

The Yarker, Ont. resident hasn’t missed a run in more than 27 years.

Colorado woman wins Moab 240-miler outright by 10 hours

She completed 240 miles in less than 58 hours.

Ailsa MacDonald beats entire field at Sinister 7 in first 100-miler

The Canadian beat everyone, some relay teams included, in her debut 100-miler.

Usain Bolt loses IAAF World Championships men’s 100m final

Bolt settled for bronze as Justin Gatlin upset the greatest men’s sprinter of all-time.

The 2017 Barkley Marathons finish

Jaw-dropping Running Moments
Photo: Michael Doyle.

Gary Robbins took a wrong turn on the final loop as John Kelly became the 15th finisher of the race.

Philemon Rono runs the fastest marathon on Canadian soil at the Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Rono broke the Canadian soil record by two seconds in 2:06:52.

79-year-old Florence Barron beats 89 per cent of Tely 10-Miler women’s field

She averaged 5:25 per K for more than 85 minutes.

Kenyan breaks 10K, 15K, 20K and half-marathon world records in same race

Joyciline Jepkosgei ran a then-world record half-marathon in 1:04:52.

Michael Wardian runs 100-miler, rests for six hours, proceeds to do marathon

The American completed the Leadville 100 and proceeded to run the Pikes Peak Marathon.

Kilian Jornet wins Hardrock 100 with arm in sling after dislocating shoulder mid-race

No big deal for arguably the world’s greatest mountain runner.