The official time is 1:05:14.
The organisers did a big mistake, not requesting official timing at 20 km (unofficial time was 1:01:56, with 31'09" + 30'47").
Florence ran the last 1095m in 3'18", with the last 5 km at 3'02"4 average.
I prepared a table looking at 1:05:30, thinking the record could be bettered already last Friday by Priscah Jeptoo, who lost the opportunity because of very slow first 5 km.
However, 1:05:14 is faster than my expectations.
I started to put in the mind of Florence the possibility to try the WR in December, when I saw her shape better than ever, considering the seasonal period.
We, in Agreement with her management (Global), choose a fast HM like Barcelona (I know very well, since Abel Kirui won in 2012 in 60:27 and Eliud Kipchoge last year in 60:04), for not having the mental problem to look for winning the race, situation that she could find running RAK, and we didn't want to publicize the attempt, for preserving full concentration without being disturbed before the race.
This is a great record, but looking at London Marathon can only show the possibilities of Florence. For being able to run under 2:17 the problem is TRAINING, and I don't think still possible something like this in 2 months time, since during the last month we prepared specifically this attempt, and the preparation for full Marathon is obviously very different from what Florende did.
I agree with Ventolin that Florence can currently run under 30' in a race on track of 10000m, instead about Marathon I still have some doubt. The next period can decide the real goal for London.