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Florence Kiplagat cruises to Half Marathon WR

17-Feb-2014


Florence Kiplagat cruises to Half Marathon WR



Kiplagat adds to the World Record Weekend with a 1:05:12 clocking at the eDreams Mitja Marató de Barcelona on Sunday.

Florence Kiplagat set the roads of the catalonian city alight this weekend as she sliced 38 seconds off the previous record set by compatriot Mary Keitany at the 2011 RAK Half Marathon. In the process Kiplagat also set a new 20km World Record with a time of 1:01:56, an improvement of 40 seconds.

“This is a not a day I will forget, I’m so happy! The circuit was very fast and I really want to thank my pace makers, Marc Roig and Stanley Siroro, they did a great job. I felt so well from the beginning and the weather was perfect, so I had the feeling that this could be a special day,” said the delighted Kiplagat.

“I really didn’t expect a time as fast as this. All I wanted to do was have a good race at a high rhythm in preparation for the London Marathon (in April),” she added.

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