News29 Dec 2016

Kiplagat set to return to Barcelona, scene of her world record


Florence Kiplagat breaks the half-marathon world record in Barcelona (© Organisers)

Florence Kiplagat will target her own world record at the eDreams Barcelona Half Marathon when she lines up for the IAAF Silver Label Road Race on 12 February.

The 29-year-old Kenyan has twice broken the world record at the event, clocking 1:05:12 in 2014 and then taking three seconds off that mark in 2015. She added a third consecutive victory in 2016, running a season’s best of 1:09:19.

Kiplagat went on to finish third at this year’s London Marathon before winning the Chicago Marathon in a season’s best of 2:21:32.

Jon Mulkeen and organisers for the IAAF