That’s a 4 minute PR, course record by 2 minutes. What place for US all time? The pack ran a 6:00 mile mid race and she took off. Fantastic race.
LRC note: Taylor won by nearly six minutes. From looking at the splits, she ran pretty darn even, hitting 10k in 33:59, the half in 72:30, 20 miles in 1:50:09 and mile 25 in 2:17:39 (meaning sh ran her final 1.2 at 5:42 pace - her overall average was 5:31 per mile.
She is now the 7th fastest US woman ever in any marathon (Grandma's is point to point and not record-eligible).
Fastest US Marathoners Ever
2:19:36 Deena Kastor (Asics) 4/23/06
2:20:57 Jordan Hasay (Nike Oregon Project) 10/08/17
2:21:14 Shalane Flanagan (Nike) 9/28/14
2:21:21 Joan Samuelson (Athletics West) 10/20/85
2:21:42 Amy Cragg (Bowerman TC) 2/25/18
2:22:38′ Desiree Linden (Hansons) 4/18/11
2:24:28 Kellyn Taylor (Hoka NAZ Elite) 6/16/18
Course record to boot;
Here is a video of the finish: