Daniel Do Nascimento collapses while running New York
November 6, 2022
NEW YORK — The 2022 TCS New York City Marathon served as a reminder of what happens when you fly too close to the sun in a 26.2-mile run. For the first half of the race, the Brazilian Daniel Do Nascimento pulled off crazy split after crazy split despite abnormally hot and humid conditions (68 degrees, 81% humidity, 61 dew points at the start). He ran the second mile (downhill) over the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge in 4:20, the first 10k at a world record pace in 28:42 (2:01:03) and the first half in 61 :22, nearly two minutes faster than Geoffrey Mutai63:18 on his 2:05:06 course record in 2011. By then, Do Nascimento had built a 2:12 lead over second place.
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But things completely unraveled for him in the second half. First, Do Nascimento took a bathroom break, diving into a portapotty for 18 seconds at mile 18. At 30k, his lead was down to 1:07, and it would shrink further when Do Nascimento s stopped and walked at mile 20. It cost him another 10 seconds, and before long Do Nascimento was coming to a complete stop, ducking under the police tape marking the course and collapsing on the edge of the the road.
He was leading the New York Marathon at the time.
This allowed the Boston Marathon champion Evans Chebet take the lead by default. Chebet. which had begun to surge over the Queensboro Bridge separated at 2:37 p.m. 25 to 30 km away from the chasing pack. Chebet led the chasers by 28 seconds at 20 miles, but his lead was just 17 seconds at 35km (21.7 miles) over the 2018 runner-up Choura Kitata. The lead was reduced to 12 seconds at 40 km, but the hot and humid conditions affected everybody at this point, Kitata and Chebet held on to win in 2:08:41, the slowest winning time since 2017.
Chebet became the third man this century to win Boston and New York in the same year, joining Mutai (2011) and Ropp Rodgers (2002). Further away, Scott Fauble – sporting a Nike kit after accepting a sponsorship deal on the eve of the race – was the best American in 9th place in 2:13:35. Galen Rupp, who has dealt with injuries throughout 2022, came out with the second group behind Do Nascimento and finished 5th at the halfway point. But once Chebet decided to break up the peloton, Rupp couldn’t respond and ended up giving up before 30km.
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Quick Take: Evans Chebet completes record year for himself, his training squad and Kenya
Chebet adds the NYC crown to the Boston win he got in April, and while he used big moves to open the field in both races, the conditions made this one a little different. In Boston, Chebet pushed hard out of Heartbreak Hill and looked great all the way to the finish to win in 2:06:51. Today he moved earlier, just after halfway, and although he looked terrific for a while, leading the rest of the chasers by 28 seconds, he had to really cut it down over the course of the race. of the last kilometers because this gap would be reduced to just 12 seconds at 40k.
It’s rare to see someone win NYC by slowing down so much – Chebet’s last three 5k splits were 2:37, 3:29, 3:58 – but the combination of the rolling hills of Central Park and hot conditions wore everyone out today today.
With the victory, Chebet has won five of his last six marathons and is now firmly in the conversation for the unnamed greatest living marathoner. Eliud Kipchoge. But Chebet might not even be the best guy in his own training group at Kapsabet under Claudio Berardelli. One of his sparring partners, Amos Kiprutowon London this year while another, Benson Kiprutowon Boston last year and Chicago this year.
Chebet’s win also means Kenyan men have won all six major world marathon tournaments this year – the first time a country has won all six in a single year.
Quick Take: Daniel Do Nascimento ran stupidly, and unfortunately he paid for it today
You never want to see an athlete collapsing on the side of the road during a marathon, so it’s unfortunate that this is how Daniel Do Nascimento’s marathon ended today. But you have to seriously question the decision-making that led Do Nascimento to break the 10k world record, in a ridiculous 61:22, on a tough marathon hot-weather course. With the possible exception of Kipchoge, this pace was not at all sustainable by any marathon runner under the current conditions and Do Nascimento’s body began to shut down with just over 10km to go. An important reminder that even if you feel fine early, you have to consider the course and the conditions.
They say on the street that Do Nascimento was in monster shape for New York. His first half showed it, but even in the age of super shoes, especially in hot weather, the marathon distance still has to be respected.
Let’s hope he bounces back and is a force on the circuit because his bravery or his stupidity has undoubtedly won him a lot of fans.
Quick take: Scott Fauble rode a typically smart race to finish top American yet again
Frankly, today wasn’t a great day for American men – Fauble’s 9th place finish was the lowest best American since 2013. But Fauble hardly ever runs a bad marathon, so he may not be no wonder that, on a day when his compatriots struggled, Fauble was able to beat them all with another smart and solid effort.
Fauble and carriage Joe Bossard figured that due to the heat the course would be slowed down 3-4 minutes today and 2:12 would be enough to put it in the top five. So Fauble focused on racing at that pace (5:02/mile), and once he saw the leaders go faster than that, he backed off, confident they would eventually come back to him. Fauble took charge of the second group and encouraged the other Americans to keep the 2:12 pace. The group separated about 12 miles away and Fauble was then left alone.
Fauble himself slowed down during the second half (he split 66:14-67:21), and not everyone came back (2:12:00 would have finished 6th today). But on a day when everyone suffered, Fauble was pleased with his efforts and proud to finish as the top American, just like he did in Boston earlier this year.
“Any time you can run well on the big stage, it’s very satisfying and being the best American is a big bonus,” Fauble said.
Quick take: Fauble did not receive his Nike jersey until 10 p.m. on Saturday evening
Fauble hasn’t had a shoe deal since making the decision to leave the HOKA NAZ Elite team at the end of 2021, and just 24 hours before NYC he still had no sponsor, unable to reach an agreement he judged commensurate with its value. .
“It’s hard to get enough money for what I’m looking for,” Fauble said.
But Fauble’s agent Josh Cox was finally able to make some progress this week, and last night over dinner Fauble got a text from Cox that he had a deal in place with Nike. Fauble signed, and from there it was a mad dash to make sure he was fully kitted out in time for the race. He went to a Nike store in New York to get some sneakers and then received his jersey.
“It’s quite a rush to get your jersey for the race at 10 p.m. the day before,” Fauble said.
Moving forward, Fauble said it was a “huge relief” to have the sponsorship situation sorted out.
“It’s good to have that behind us,” he said.
Quick Take: A Day to Forget for Most American Men
Although this race featured one of the deepest American fields ever assembled by personal best (five Americans under 2:09 were entered, a first for any race), Fauble was the only to beat 2:15. It was clearly a tough day to run fast as only three men broke 2:11, but few Americans will be happy with their performance today. A look at how some of the notable American men fared:Galen Rupp, DNF: Although Rupp said the back pain he suffered through 2022 had dissipated in recent weeks, he did not seem full of confidence ahead of the race, admitting he had battled nerve issues in his leg during a less than ideal accumulation. . Rupp bravely went with the leaders behind Nascimento but as soon as there was a change of pace he had no response and was knocked out of the race soon after. Rupp is still only a year away from running 2:06, but if he wants to get back to that kind of form, it’s clear he needs to have some healthy training under his belt.
Reed Fischer, 10th (2:15:23): It was a solid run for the Tinman Elite athlete. After a rocky start to his marathon career (he was 97th at the 2020 Olympic trials when he debuted), Fischer has improved with every race. He ran 2:10:54 in Boston in April (although that only got him 16th) and today earned his second top 10 in a major tournament (he was 9th in Chicago last year) .
Jared Ward, 11th (2:17:09): While the weather wasn’t anything out of the ordinary, it was a step up for Ward, who was just 26th in Boston in April.
Leonard Korir, 13th (2:17:29): Korir, in his first marathon since the 2020 trials, came out aggressively but paid it off powerfully and ended up running a positive split: 64:14/73:15).
Matt Llano, 14th (2:20:04): Llano was thrilled to be doing so relatively well in this area as his most recent marathons haven’t gone well as he struggled with a variety of issues including side pain which mostly occurs just when he runs. He hopes it’s a springboard to get back to his old form (2:11:04) pb.
Shadrack Kipchirchir, 21st (2:28:15): Between the course and the conditions, it was a very difficult race to start. Props to Kipchirchir for dumping and finishing him as he ran an even bigger positive split than Korir (65:31/82:44).
Abdi Abdirahman, DNF: It was supposed to be Abdirahman’s farewell marathon as a pro, but he never reached the finish line as he failed to record a split time after 35km.
Union Athletic Club’s Suguro Osako finished 5th
His trainer Pierre Julien said he wanted to continue working with him and he spoke about the changes at Union Athletics Club and praised Donavan Brazier.
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