Friday, February 15, 2013
Tiki Gelana and Geoffrey Mutai named AIMS/ASICS Athletes of the Year for 2012.
London 2012 Olympic Marathon champion and 5th fastest female marathon runner in the world, Tiki Gelana, 25, was named female AIMS/ASICS World Athlete of the Year 2012 after the Kagawa Marugame Half Marathon 2013 in Japan on 3 February and became the first Ethiopian woman to win this prestigious award.
Tiki Gelana's Personal Bests in road races :
10km - 31:54 Okayama (JPN) 23 Dec 2007
Half Marathon - 1:07:48 Newcastle (GBR) 16 Sept 2012
Marathon - 2:18:58 Rotterdam (NED) 15 Apr 2012
Likewise Geoffrey Mutai, 31, of Kenya, who ran the fastest marathon ever in 2:03:02 Boston 18 April 2011 (not ratified by IAAF due to downhill course and point to point measurement) and officially world's 4th fastest marathoner (2:04:15 Berlin 30 September 2012), won the male AIMS/ASICS World Athlete of the Year 2012 award for the second consecutive year, prior to the Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon (RAK), United Arab Emirates, held today 15 February.
Geoffrey Mutai's Personal Bests in road races :
10km - 27:19 Boston 26 Jun 2011
Half Marathon - 58:58 RAK 15 Feb 2013
Marathon - 2:03:02 Boston 18 Apr 2011
Marathon - 2:04:15 Berlin 30 Sept 2012