• Salpeter Smashes Firenze Marathon Course Record
Israeli runner Lonah Chemtai Salpeter shaved 16 minutes from her own PB to win the Asics Firenze Marathon, an IAAF bronze label road race, in a new CR on Sunday.
The 29-year-old Salpeter clocked 2:24:17 destroying the old course record of 2:28:15 and her personal best of 2 hours and 40 minutes and 16 seconds.
Her new personal best time is not only a new course record but also a new Israeli marathon record.
Salpeter now holds national records at various events ranging from 1500m to the marathon.
Chemtai appeared on a global stage in August when she took a gold medal in the 10,000 meters race at the European Championships in Berlin but then failed to win the 5,000m as she mistakenly stopped running a lap too early after thinking she had just finished in second place.
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|1||SALPETER LONAH CHEMTAI||02:24:17||02:24:17|
|5||GEDAMU GEBIYANESH A.||02:42:50||02:42:49|