Deena Kastor Sets US Half Marathon Masters Record – Runs 71:38

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.

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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

Deena Kastor gets the 13.1 record. Photo by Jane Monti for RRW.

Deena Kastor gets the 13.1 record. Photo by Jane Monti for RRW.