Geoffrey Mutai won the 115th running of the Boston Marathon in a stunning 2 hours, three minutes and two seconds, which set a course record and was the fastest marathon ever run. Now, Boston Marathon official's want Mutai's time to be a world record.
The race's officials are reportedly applying to the International Association of Athletics Federation to make Mutai's impressive time in the 26.2-mile race a world record. However, the IAAF doesn't recognize the Boston Marathon as an eligible course, since it is both downhill and a point-to-point run (as opposed to a loop course).
Boston Marathon officials argue that the race's lengthy history proves that it is not "artificially fast." Worth pointing out as well is the fact that the Boston Marathon is older than the IAFF itself, which was founded in the early 1900s.