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Deena Kastor Philly Masters Half PR

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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Paula Radcliffe World Marathon Record Holder

The Top 10 Fastest Female Marathon Times of All-Time

The Top 10 Female Marathon Times of all-time.  

Women seem to run fastest at London, Chicago, Berlin, and Dubai.

No one has come close to Paula Radcliffe’s 2:15:25 that she set in London back in 2003..

Runner (Country) Time Date Location
1. Paula Radcliffe (Great Britain) 2:15:25 Apr 13, 2003 London
2. Liliya Shobukhova (Russia) 2:18:20 Oct 9, 2011 Chicago
3. Mary Keitany (Kenya) 2:18:37 Apr 22, 2012 London
4. Catherine Ndereba (Kenya) 2:18:47 Oct 7, 2001 Chicago
5. Tiki Gelana (Ethiopia) 2:18:58 Apr 15, 2012 Rotterdam
6. Mizuki Noguchi (Japan) 2:19:12 Sept 25, 2005 Berlin
7. Irinia Mikitenko (Germany) 2:19:19 Sept 28, 2008 Berlin
8. Aselefech Mergia (Ethiopia) 2:19:31 Jan 27, 2012 Dubai
9. Lucy Kabuu (Kenya) 2:19:34 Jan 27, 2012 Dubai
10. Deena Kastor (United States) 2:19:36 Apr 23, 2006 London

Related: The Top 10 Fastest Male Marathon Times of All-Time

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