09 Feb '18, 4am

The WR almost went down tonigh at the @rakmarathon

(64:53) cracked the top four on the all-time list, and while Karoki was still a ways off Zersenay Tadese ’s 58:23 world record, Chemutai came just two seconds shy of the women’s world record of 64:51 (and the near $100,000 bonus that would come with it) set by Joyciline Jepkosgei in October. The mark still represented a 43-second personal best for the 23-year-old Chemutai, who came out of nowhere in 2017 to run 65:36 in the same race in Valencia where Jepkosgei set her WR. She certainly had to work for it today as she ran stride for stride with one of the titans of the sport, Mary Keitany , for almost the entire race before pulling away over the final 50 meters. Keitany ran a PR her for the second year in a row (65:13 at age 35 in 2017, 64:55 today at age 36), but for the second year in a row, she had to settle for second place. Those two runs represent the two fastest run...

Full article: http://www.letsrun.com/news/2018/02/oh-close-fancy-chemut...

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letsrun.com 09 Feb '18, 2am

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letsrun.com 10 Feb '18, 3am

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runblogrun.com 12 Feb '18, 12pm

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runblogrun.com 12 Feb '18, 12pm

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runblogrun.com 06 Feb '18, 5am

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