The 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