That's slow by marathon standards, but at 82 degrees it's freaking hot up here and it's messing with the runners. Last year's winner, who set the record for the fastest marathon ever, had to drop out of the race due to cramping.
Wesley was a three-time Big East all-conference selection and two-time All American on Louisville's cross country and track and field teams. He still lives in Louisville and ran today for the University.
Sure, the fact that Wesley's from Kenya probably meant the guy already knew how to run in the sun. But having trained in the Kentucky heat couldn't have hurt either.
WHAS story here. KNN article here.
Congrats Wesley and Go Cards!