Unlike other running sports, marathon races have their fans, those who enjoy running marathons and also those who like to bet on them. Maybe for some people this sport will seem incredibly boring and not a spectacular sport, but in fact, predicting the winner is definitely not so easy.
Victory is influenced by many factors: location of marathon, the meteorological conditions and the training of the athletes themselves, of course. But if you are so keenly interested in placing a winning bet on this sport, then explore this topic in more detail. In the meantime, we invite you to check out our list of the best Marathon Runners of last few years.
After finishing second in Boston, American Galen Rapp finally managed to win his first race of World Majors series 2017 Chicago Marathon. Beating all his rivals, Rapp set a new personal best 2:09:20.
Flanagan, 36, has brought a real treat to all Americans as she became the first US representative in 40 years to win the New York Marathon. And although she has serious experience in the past (she holds US records in the 3000m and 5000m indoor, and 15 km on the highway, she is also the silver medalist of 2008 Olympic Games in 10000m), this is her 1 major in sport life. Pay attention and bet on her in the future.
The charming athlete from Ethiopia confidently won the Chicago, 2 minutes ahead of her closest rival. She also won a silver medal at World Championships in athletics at a distance of 10000 m. Tirunesh is one of most titled runners on the planet: she has 3 Olympic gold medals and 5 world title
Wayde Van Niekerk
The South African athlete had a prosperous year: at World Championships in London, he won 400 meters and won a second place the 200 meters. Recall that 25-year-old Van Nikerk holds the world record in the 400m race 43.03s, which he set at 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. Also a very profitable option for betting.
After a triumphant victory at the Boston Marathon, in which Kirui overtook American Galen Rapp by 21 seconds, the Kenyan succeeded in another significant achievement he won this long distance at World Championships with a score of 2 hours 8 minutes 27 seconds.
The 23-year-old, who has never even won the Kenyan championship (she made it to the national team thanks to the third place), quickly burst into the running elite last year. And on April 1, 2017, at Prague Half Marathon, she managed to show a simply fantastic result 1:04:52, which became a new best result. In the course of race, she as well improved results at distances of 10 km (30:05), 15 km (45:37) and 20 km (61:25).
In September of the same year, Prague again saw Joisilen’s new achievement of 10 km on the highway in 29:43. However, that was not all, and in October, at half marathon in Valencia, Jepkosgei updated her record to 1:04:51. Thus, in total, the young Kenyan woman managed to set six planet records for 2017! You can bet not only on her wins, but also bet on a new record being set.
Three-time New York winner Keitani set a new world record with a 2:17:01 win in London. Mary became owner of record, despite the fact that the best time in the run among women belongs to Briton Paul Radcliffe (2:15:25). The latter, however, showed it with the help of male pacers who accompanied her almost to the finish ribbon. Kenyan runners, like Eliud Kipchoge, was honored with the AIMS Best Marathon Runner award as the best runner of 2017.
Now you know who are the best persons to bet on and win every time!