I know, I know! Everybody is talking about this record around the water cooler!
Mary Jepkosgei Keitany of Kenya broke the women’s world record at the Half Marathon distance with a time of 1:05:50. This earned her $80,000 at the Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon in the United Arab Emirates.
Keitany slashed 35 seconds off the previous record held by Kenyan-born Lornah Kiplagat of the Netherlands set in 2007, in Udine, Italy. However, there is a dark cloud over this record. Keitan runs under a notorious Italian coach, has a sub par marathon time, and there are allegations of drug use. A heated discussion is already well under way over at Letsrun.com.
But since this is Trimes – and Keitany ran in day-glow green kit – then we conclude that she must be fast! No questions asked.
|5000 m||16:29.4||June 29, 2006||Nairobi, Kenya|
|10,000 m||32:18.07||May 17, 2007||Utrecht, Netherlands|
|10 km||31:10+||October 14, 2007||Udine, Italy|
|15 km||46:50+||february 18, 2011||Dubai, UAE|
|20 km||1:02:36+||February 18, 2011||Udine, Italy|
|Half Marathon||1:05.50||February 18, 2011||RAK, Dubai, UAE|
|25 km||1:19:53||May 9, 2010||Berlin, Germany|