• Salpeter Smashes Firenze Marathon Course Record

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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 
 2  CHEPKWONY CAROLINE  02:30:46   02:30:44 
 3  MUKANDANGA CLEMENTINE  02:30:59   02:30:59 
 4  SUSTIC NIKOLINA  02:41:51   02:41:51 
 5  GEDAMU GEBIYANESH A.  02:42:50   02:42:49 
 6  JEBET SARAH  02:44:19   02:44:18 
 7  SAUSSEZ AMÉLIE  02:46:26   02:46:19 
 8  CUNICO MAURIZIA  02:50:54   02:50:53 
 9  DAVIS EMMA  02:54:40   02:54:35 
  10 ANNEN-LAMARD SANDRA  02:55:03   02:54:57 

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