Kiplagat Sets New Half Marathon WR

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The 26 year old  Florence Kiplagat of Kenya set a new World Half Marathon Record by running 1:05.12  at the eDreams Mitja Marató de Barcelona on Sunday (16). 

The previous record of 1:05:50 belonged to Kiplagat's country woman Mary Keitany who set the record in February of 2011.

Down the road, Kiplagat split also a new World Best  20km time  1:01:56 lowering the old mark by 40 seconds.

"This is a not a day I will forget, I'm so happy," Kiplagat said on the IAAF website (

"The circuit was very fast and I really want to thank my pace makers, Marc Roig and Stanley Siroro, they did a great job," she added.

"I felt so well from the beginning and the weather was perfect, so I had the feeling that this could be a special day."

Kiplagat's previous PR in the half marathon was she set in Ostia in 2012.


Women's Top 5 Results from eDreams Mitja Marató

1. Florence Kiplagat (Ken) 1:05:12

2. Nicola Duncan UK 1:12:12

3. Paula Todoran ROM 1:16:40

4. Charlotte Karlsson SWE 1:17:11

5. Samantha Amend UK 1:17:33

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