His brand-new Masters career is off and running! SRC’s own Uli Steidl (pictured above on Saturday before the race) braved the heat en route to a 2:23:08 finish at the 2012 Boston Marathon. Despite being about two minutes back at the half marathon mark, Uli took the Masters lead at about mile 23.5 and never looked back. He stated after the race that he didn’t know he had the Masters win until after the race.
Uli also finished 15th overall and was the 5th American finisher.
ULI STEIDL Split time diff pace mph 5K 16:04 16:04 05:11 11.61 10K 32:41 16:37 05:21 11.22 15K 49:40 16:59 05:28 10.99 20K 1:06:53 17:13 05:33 10.82 HALF 1:10:36 03:43 05:28 11.00 25K 1:23:46 13:10 05:26 11.06 30K 1:41:10 17:24 05:37 10.71 35K 1:58:52 17:42 05:42 10.54 40K 2:15:30 16:38 05:22 11.21 FINAL 2:23:08 07:38 05:36 10.74
Also, check out a couple graphs made by SRC member Patrick Niemeyer, which show how strong Uli finished relative to the other top finishers. The first graph on the left shows Uli as the baseline (lines below him finished ahead, lines above finished behind). The heatmap graph on the right show, in Patrick’s words, “the fastest legs in the race, color-coded across the top 50 finishers (that is: the reddest cell in column H was the fastest person for the 25k split).” Patrick notes that Uli’s 40k split was the 5th fastest in the entire field. Thanks Patrick!