• Farah Wins New Orleans Half Marathon

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Great Brittain's double Olympic champion Mo Farah won the New Orleans half marathon in a course record of one hour 59 seconds after holding off Ethiopian Gebre Gebremariam in a sprint finish on Sunday February 24.

Ethiopia's 5,000 metres Olympic gold medallist Meseret Defar had an easy win in the women's race finishing after 1:07.25 also a course record. American Shalane Flanagan who took second was more than a minute behind Defar 1:08.32

 
 

Farah and Gebremariam ran side by side for the last 5 kilometres until the last 200m when Farah turned on the speed turning on the speed to beat the 2010 New York marathon champion by a second.

"I was working pretty hard. It was an effort. I was really pushing it," Farah told reporters.

"It was definitely a fast course and with good guys pushing the pace."

Mo Farah Improved the coarse record by 8 seconds which preaviously belonged to  Kenya's Martin Lel since 2010.

Place Bib Name Time Leader Diff Pace Avg. Pace
11 201 Mo Farah 01:01:00 --- 04:40 04:40
21 203 Gebre Gebremariam 01:01:01 +00:01.13 04:41 04:40
3 204 Cybrian Kotut 01:02:49 +01:48.98 04:57 04:48
4 202 Martin Lel 01:04:03 +03:03.01 05:08 04:54
5 208 Mcdonard Ondara 01:04:04 +03:04.01 04:56 04:54
61 207 Josphat Boit 01:04:52 +03:51.94 05:00 04:57
71 205 Scott Overall 01:04:52 +03:52.02 05:00 04:57
8 206 Brett Gotcher 01:05:13 +04:12.71 05:03 04:59
9 211 Robert Scribner 01:05:26 +04:26.11 04:59 05:00
10 219 Brent Martin 01:06:53 +05:52.54 05:05 05:07
 
Women's Half-Marathon

 

Place Bib Name Time Leader Diff Pace Avg. Pace
1 301 Meseret Defar 01:07:26 --- 05:04 05:09
2 302 Shalane Flanagan 01:08:32 +01:06.60 05:14 05:14
3 305 Mary Ngugi 01:10:33 +03:06.93 05:30 05:23
4 306 Helen Clitheroe 01:11:47 +04:21.33 05:31 05:29
5 303 Kara Goucher 01:11:50 +04:23.96 05:24 05:29
6 308 Alisha Williams 01:12:51 +05:25.23 05:38 05:34
7 307 Stephanie Pezzullo 01:13:58 +06:32.32 05:44 05:39
8 304 Berhane Adere 01:16:01 +08:35.42 05:59 05:48
9 1663 Kimberly Mantle 01:21:18 +13:52.15 06:19 06:13
10 1459 Megan Digregorio 01:21:56 +14:30.57 06:16 06:15

 

 

 

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