Shadrack Biwott Excited For Marathon “Debut”

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Oct. 28, 2011
  • Updated Sep. 12, 2012 at 12:55 PM UTC
Shadrack Biwott is looking for marathon redemption next week in New York City. Photo:

He isn’t counting his sub-optimal 2:20 showing in Los Angeles earlier this year.

Shadrack Biwott is looking for marathon redemption next week in New York City. Photo:

Even though he’s technically tried out the marathon (he had to stop running at 35K in his first one), Kenyan-born Shadrack Biwott is calling next weekend’s ING New York City Marathon his first “real” attempt at 26.2 miles.

“It didn’t go very well,” he said of his first attempt at this year’s Los Angeles Marathon where he ran 2:20:28. “It was miserable…But you know, that’s past now. I’m trying to let that go and have positive thinking. I’m getting ready and getting excited every day. It’s going to be fun.”

For the upcoming marathon next weekend, Biwott says he just wants to do well. “I want to really put myself in the best position that will get me ready to perform to my potential,” he admits. “Whatever that means. I don’t want to lock myself into this mindset where I say I need to run this time – because there are so many things that you can’t really control.”

Biwott lives in Eugene, Oregon and runs for the prestigious Oregon Track Club.

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Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

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