April 14, 2014
Weeks after coming up just short, American Deena Kastor now holds the US women’s masters mark in the half marathon. Yesterday in Central Park, Kastor ran 71:38 to win the More Fitness/Fitness Magazine Women’s Half Marathon. Kastor eclipsed Colleen De Reuck‘s previous mark of 71:50.
Three weeks ago in Dallas, Kastor had run 71:57 under windy conditions at the Rock ‘N’ Roll Dallas Half Marathon.
Top 4 Results Appear below courtesy of Race Results Weekly.
More Magazine | Fitness Magazine Women’s Half-Marathon (11th)
Central Park, New York, NY, USA; Sunday, April 13
Distance: 21.1 km, certified two-loop course with significant hills
Finishers: 6844 women (down from race record 7550 last year; largest all-women’s half-marathon in the USA)
1. Deena Kastor, 41, Mammoth Lakes, CA 1:11:38 CR* $1000
2. Tsehay Getiso, 21, New York, NY (ETH) 1:15:07 750
3. Aregash Gubae, 22, Bronx, NY (ETH) 1:18:35 500
4. Muliye Gurmu, 30, New York, NY (ETH) 1:25:08 250
*Course and event record; previous 1:13:25, Kastor, 2013. Also USA 40-44 record; previous 1:11:50, Colleen De Reuck, Philadelphia, 17-Sep-2006