10 sub 70:00 women to battle for glory at 2014 IAAF World Half Marathons – Americans Suver and Bersagel are seeded in top 40

By LetsRun.com
March 25, 2014

The 2014 IAAF/AL-Bank World Half Marathon championships take place on Saturday in Copenhagen.

$245,000 will be on the line as the prize money is as follows (Team scoring counts top 3 from each country).

 Individual
1st – 30,000
2nd -15,000
3rd – 10,000
4th – 7000
5th – 5000
6th – 3000
 Teams
1st – 15,000
2nd -12,000
3rd – 9000
4th – 7500
5th – 6000
6th – 3000
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The race features 10 women who have run under 70:00 for their careers. There are 37 women in the field who have run 72:00 or better for their careers including American Mattie Suver who has the 35th best personal best of the entrants.

We arranged the lifetime 72:00 performers below in terms of lifetime PRs:

Sub 67:00 (2)

Runner /PB /Seasonal best (any date is a DOB)

  1. Lucy Wangui KABUU KEN 1:06:09 1:11:50 24 Mar 84 1:11:50
  2. Gladys CHERONO KEN 1:06:48 12 May 83

    Sub 68:00 (2)

  3. Elvan ABEYLEGESSE TUR 1:07:07 11 Sep 82
  4. Valeria STRANEO ITA 1:07:46 1:09:45 05 Apr 76 1:09:45

    Sub 69:00 (6)

  5. Mercy Jerotich KIBARUS KEN 1:08:18 1:09:42 1:09:42
  6. Anna INCERTI ITA 1:08:18 1:10:10 19 Jan 80 1:10:10
  7. Selly Chepyego KAPTICH KEN 1:08:24 03 Oct 85
  8. Nadia EJJAFINI ITA 1:08:27 1:12:19 08 Nov 77 1:12:19
  9. Christelle DAUNAY FRA 1:08:34 05 Dec 74
  10. Netsanet KEBEDE ETH 1:08:53 1:08:53 12 Feb 91 1:08:53

    Sub 70:00 (5)

  11. Souad AÏT SALEM ALG 1:09:15 1:10:36 06 Jan 79 1:10:36
  12. Lisa Christina STUBLIC CRO 1:09:18 1:09:36 18 May 84 1:09:36
  13. Karoline Bjerkeli GRØVDAL NOR 1:09:41 14 Jun 90
  14. Reia IWADE JPN 1:09:45 08 Dec 94
  15. Krisztina PAPP HUN 1:09:50 1:09:50 17 Dec 82 1:09:50

    Sub 71:00 (12)

  16. Isabellah ANDERSSON SWE 1:10:02 12 Nov 80
  17. Sayo NOMURA JPN 1:10:03 1:12:48 18 Apr 89 1:12:48
  18. Fatna MARAOUI ITA 1:10:08 1:13:18
  19. Risa TAKENAKA JPN 1:10:10 1:10:10 06 Jan 90 1:10:10
  20. Chieko KIDO JPN 1:10:11 1:10:45 14 Mar 90 1:10:45
  21. Bahar DOGAN TUR 1:10:20 1:16:45
  22. Mary Wacera NGUGI KEN 1:10:32 17 Dec 88
  23. Susan PARTRIDGE GBR 1:10:32 1:12:20 04 Jan 80 1:12:20
  24. René KALMER RSA 1:10:37 1:18:26 03 Nov 80 1:18:26
  25. Chaofeng JIA CHN 1:10:45 1:11:35 16 Nov 88 1:11:35
  26. Rina YAMAZAKI JPN 1:10:45 1:10:45 06 May 88 1:10:45
  27. Genet YALEW ETH 1:10:59 1:10:59 31 Dec 92 1:10:59
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    Sub 72:00 (9)

  28. Yingying ZHANG CHN 1:11:01 1:12:35
  29. Alessandra AGUILAR ESP 1:11:16 1:11:16 01 Jul 78 1:11:16
  30. Alyson DIXON GBR 1:11:21 1:13:09 24 Sep 78 1:13:09
  31. Veronica INGLESE ITA 1:11:24 1:11:24 22 Nov 90 1:11:24
  32. Volha KRAUTSOVA BLR 1:11:33 07 Feb 81
  33. Yinli HE CHN 1:11:34 1:11:34 20 Jul 88 1:11:34
  34. Martha ERNSTSDÓTTIR ISL 1:11:40 22 Dec 64
  35. Mattie SUVER USA 1:11:56 1:13:06 10 Sep 87 1:13:06
  36. Hirut ALEMAYEHU ETH 1:11:59 1:11:59 1:11:59Other
  37. Annie BERSAGEL USA 1:12:01

Bold = American

The othe three Americans scheduled to compete are Caitlin Comfort (Madison, Wisc., 72:16 pb), Wendy Thomas (Windsor, Colo., 72:29 pb) and Clara Santucci (Dilliner, Pa., 72:58 pb)

The IAAF has a PDF version of the entrants based on 2014 times (but many in the field haven’t run a time this year)- Copenhagen 2014 entry list by season’s best – and a separate PDF of entry list by country.

*Men’s Preview: 2014 IAAF World Half features $245,000 in prize money and 35 62:00 flat guys including all 5 Americans: Kiptoo, Boit, Pennel, Llano, Cabada

More: Related: 2014 USA Half Marathon Championships

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