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Deena Kastor Sets New Masters Half Marathon World Record

Deena Kastor Philly Masters Half PR

The legendary Deena Kastor set a new Masters World Record for the half marathon earlier this morning at the Philadelphia Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon where she ran an astonishing 1:09:35.

Kastor is 41 years old having been born on February 14, 1973.

She beat the masters half marathon record previously held by Russia’s Irina Permitina by 17 seconds.

“I went back and forth—I’ve got it, I don’t have it,” she recalled. “I went through that mental battle—should I give up? Should I dig deeper? But you don’t get that many chances, so I went for it.”

Nine years ago, Kastor ran a 1:07:53 in Philly. She obviously loves to set records in the ‘City of Brotherly Love.’ Deena holds the U.S. women records for the marathon and half marathon.

Next up for Kastor is the New York City Marathon in November.

 

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