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The weekend finished yesterday will be remembered as the fastest one for halfmarathon.Two important races on this distances had run all over the world.
In USA,Philadelphia,Kenyan Mathew Kisorio set the fastest time ever run in USA winning in 58'46" realizing also the fourth fastest ever.He beated Sammy Kitwara for only two seconds.
In women-race also the new best time on american soil realized by kiwi Kim Smith in 67'11.An incredible run of both to rewrite the season-lists and not only..
HERE the IAAF report about this race!!

Few hours gone and another great show is gone on theatre of road-running...this time in England in the biggest halfamarathon as GREATNORTHRUN with its 54000 starters.Martin Mathati set the new course-record with 58'56" becoming also one of the fastest men of history on this distance.

Women race still incredible also here..Lucy Kabuu surprise everyone and gone to win in 67'06"..the 5th ever time!!...
HERE the complete IAAF report of amazing race of NewCastle.

Please remember also Oporto HalfMarathon in Portugal where eritrean Tadese won in a "normal" 59'30"...

A big big improvement of athletes in this distance...athletes from 10000m are very fast....your opinion??

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Dear Alberto, Personally i started to think to idea to beat WR of halfmarathon at beginning of December,but i spoke about it with Florence only when she came back to Kenya after winning New Delhi HalfMarathon last 15th December.When i asked her if race was hard,she answered me to have controlled till last 3km and to have won easily.So i started to put in her mind idea to try WR in February in a half without highpressure (as RAK for example) keeping so high concetration on quality trainings and putting inside also some crosscountry races(she never ran a cross since her victory in worldchamps 2009 ) such as Eldoret Xc and Police Champs to be focused more con competitions. In last period,the road to Barcellona is went through this quality training-workouts: Tuesday 21st January: 30 km in Moiben (15 going + 15 back) in 1:45:46  (medium speed  3’31”5) Saturday 25th January: 10 x 400m in 1’09” (recover 1’) + 10 x 200 in 32”5 (rec. 1’) + 5 x 400 in 67” (rec. 1’) + 10 x 200 in 31”5 (rec. 1’) with …

Five Past Champions Including World Record-Holders Headline 2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Elite Field

August 23, 2016
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diane.wagner@bankofamerica.comFive Past Champions Including World Record-Holders Headline
2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Elite Field

Dickson Chumba, Dennis Kimetto and Tsegaye Kebede Lead the Men's Field;
Florence Kiplagat and Atsede Baysa Highlight the Women's Field
CHICAGO - Today, the Bank of America Chicago Marathon announced that current marathon world record-holder and 2013 Chicago Marathon champion and course record-holder Dennis Kimetto (KEN) and half-marathon world record-holder and 2015 Chicago Marathon champion Florence Kiplagat (KEN) will return to compete for the crown at the 39th annual event.

Kimetto and Kiplagat stand out in an historic field that includes five past champions - the most returning champions to toe the line in the same race in event history, setting the stage f…