Jonathan Gault wrote:
Al Trautwig announced on broadcast that Edna Kiplagat ran 4:50 for the uphill 20th mile. The split in the press room was given as 5:01. I'm inclined to believe the latter. Most men would have trouble running that mile in 4:50.
But what is not in doubt is Kiplagat is destroying the field right now. Her lead is 12 seconds at last count and growing. Hasay in 3rd.
Mile 18: 5:29 (1:39:13) Itâ€™s Kiplagat and Chelimo leading, Hasay and CHerono tucked in behind and Kipketer, who was dropped earlier, just hanging on at the back. Linden is 10 seconds back.
30K: 1:42:40 (16:50) Linden 9 seconds off lead pack of five.
Mile 19: 5:22 (1:44:35) Kiplagat has taken off during mile 20 No one can answer. Chelimo second, Hasay third and Cherono 4th as theyâ€™re all strining out with gaps between each of them. Leaders totally strung out within a matter of minutes as she is finishing off Newton Hills.
1:45:50 Edna Kiplagat goes to the leadâ€¦.
Mile 20: 5:01 (1:49:37) for Kiplagat UPHILL. Kiplagatâ€™s lead is 12 seconds. What a move.