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Florence Kiplagat Breaks Own Half Marathon World Record!

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Florence Kiplagat finished with a ladies half marathon world record in 65:09 at the eDreams Mitja Marató de Barcelona on Sunday 15th February 2015, beating her own half marathon world record, set at the same event a year ago, by three seconds.

“I began to believe I could break records at 11km, then I got to 15km and through that was enough, especially as I am preparing for the London Marathon,” she said. “I also had to ease back twice in the next five kilometres so I was amazed I was still on world record pace at 20km.

“In the final few hundred metres, my coach was yelling at me, ‘C’mon, you can do it’, so I just said to myself, ‘Right, we are going for it!’”

Last year the Kenyan, whose early training was in the famous running town of Iten in Kenya, ran a time of 65:12, taking 38 seconds off the then world record of 65:50 set by another Kenyan, Mary Keitany in 2011.

Florence Kiplagat breaks the Half Marathon World Record

Florence Kiplagat breaks the Half Marathon World Record

Switzerland’s Tadesse Abraham won the men’s race in 60:42.

 

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