Runners & their Rides – London Marathon Competition

April 16th, 2010 by Ransacker | 7 Comments


The London Marathon is almost upon us. Just over a week to go until 26 miles, 385 yards of sweat, toil, tension and sore toes.

It’s where heroes are made, PBs are broken, and even the highest-regarded club runners go AWOL somewhere around the 20-mile mark!

Whilst it seems half the watching public love the event because they’re intrigued as to how much body-weight a man can lose in a duck outfit, there is of course the serious business of a race to be won.

We’re sticking our necks out and predicting a Kenyan victory (given that last year’s top five fastest runners all hail from the country… we’re pretty sharp like that!). But who do you think is going to win? And in what time?

While you may or may not have been lucky enough to make it into this year’s race, you can certainly share some of the elation of winning (well, partially)by scooping the same pair of shoes as worn by the 2010 winner. That is of course unless you are a female, in which instance you will receive the women’s version of the same shoes.

All you need to do is guess the winning male runner along with the time that you think they will cross the line in – this will be the tiebreaker.

How to Enter…

All you need to do is get in touch via Facebook, Twitter or Comment below:

Facebook - you need to be a fan of Ransacker on our Facebook page and comment on the wall: Name of your Runners & his predicted time:

Twitter - just follow us first and then tweet: @Ransacker - Name of Runner & Time to win the London Marathon #vlmcomp

Comment - simply leave the Name of the Runner & Time in the comment box below.

Whoever’s closest scoops the brand new pair of shoes*. Easy. Here’s last year’s top-rankers to help you out.



Personal Best

Racing Shoe

Samuel Wanjiru KEN 02:05:10 Nike Air Zoom Speed Spider R
Duncan Kibet KEN 02:04:27 Nike LunaRacer 2
Abel Kirui KEN 02:05:04 adidas adiZero Pro 4.0 Shoes
Tsegaye Kebede ETH 02:05:20 Nike Zoom Hayward
Jaouad Gharib MAR 02:05:27 adidas adizero adios
Emmanuel Mutai KEN 02:06:15 adidas adizero adios
Yonas Kifle ERI 02:07:34 adidas adiZero Pro 4.0 Shoes
Marilson Dos Santos BRA 02:08:37 Nike Zoom Ekiden
Abdi Abdirahman USA 02:08:37 Nike Zoom Streak 3
Yuko Matsumiya JPN 02:09:18 ASICS GEL Hyperspeed 4
Takayuki Matsumiya JPN 02:10:04 ASICS GEL Hyperspeed 4
Dan Robinson GBR 02:12:14 ASICS GEL Hyperspeed 4
Yusei Nakao JPN 02:14:23 ASICS GEL DS Racer 8
Zersenay Tadese ERI DNF Nike Zoom Katana Racer 3
Andrew Lemoncello GBR Debut Mizuno Spacer AR


Note: For fears of potential cheating, the competition is not open to anyone called Samuel Wanjiru, Duncan Kibet, Abel Kirui, Martin Lel, Tsegaye Kebede, Joauad Gharib, Emmanuel…

The competition will close on midnight of the 24/04/10. *The exact model of shoe as stated above may not be worn by the runner for the event and is subject to change. Unfortunately this competition is only open to UK residents. Results will be announced on the 26/04/10.

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7 Responses to “Runners & their Rides – London Marathon Competition”

  1. Hellena H says:

    I’m going Duncan Kibet in 2.05.32! Size 6 please :-)

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  2. Kirk says:

    I’m going for Duncan Kibet in 2.04.59. Size 10.5 for me please, although can we discuss which trainers I can get my hands on!

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  3. Carl says:

    You may want to back an outsider!! Looks like the Volcanic Ash may mean that the top runners can’t make it: http://bit.ly/bxu1Z6

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  4. SarahShepp says:

    Samuel Wanjiru in 2.05.49. I think the heat will slow them up!

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  5. Ryan Diggs says:

    Duncan Kibet in 2.04.58

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  6. Kirk says:

    Kebede in 2 hours 5 mins and 19 seconds. Come on Ranacker those Nike Haywood will look good on my feet!

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  7. Ransacker says:

    LOL! Small print *entries will not be accepted after he event!

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