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2003-10-05The new marathon world record of 2:04:55, set by Paul Tergat in the 30th real,- BERLIN-MARATHON caused a stir in the sports world. Race directors of the biggest marathons have sent us congratulations which we publish here and for which we would like to say thanks!
Allan Steinfeld, New York City Marathon
Absolutely fantastic. Congratulations, congratulations, congratulations to you and your organization. Sub 2:05 unbelievable. You, Mark, your whole family and Paul Tergat and his wife must be floating on the air. It is wonderful to see that Paul, after all his great second place times, finally won and not only with a W.R. but the first sub 2:05 time. People will run faster. but his breakthrough will stand forever. Please convey my congratulations to Paul on behalf of myself and our entire organization.
Most people don remember, but I do since I was there at the finish line, that Andres Espinosa won the New York City Marathon in 1993 in a time of 2:10:04. And now he shatters the masters record in a time faster than when he won New York.. Please pass along my congratulations to Andres.
Take care and get a well deserved rest.
Michael Nishi, The LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon
Congratulations on your new World Record. Unbelievable times, absolutely amazing. Youve raised the bar once again for all of us to try and reach.
This new record will help us continue to stir interest and awareness for our sport. This comes at a great time and well all benefit. Take care and relish the moment, you guys deserve the accolades.
General Manager The LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon
David Bedford, London Marathon
Congratulations. Looks like the combination of your new course and Paul finally achieving his destiny paid off. It is good for all of us that the Marathon Record keeps tumbling. As we get nearer to the magic two hours world interest will intensify. I hope you keep this record a little while but not too long!
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