On Sunday Kipyokei ran the Fastest women’s half marathon ever recorded on Mexican soil

Kenya’s Diana Chemutai Kipyokei established a Mexican all-comers’ record of 1:10:00 at the 32rd Guadalajara Half Marathon IAAF Bronze Label road race on Sunday (18). With temperatures hovering at about 55F 24-year old Kipyokei set out an aggressive pace from the beginning, covering the first part of the race at 3:20-per-kilometre pace. Having passed through five kilometres in 16:09 and 10 kilometres in 32:19, she went on to stretch her advantage to about 700 metres by the end, eventually winning in 1:10:00. Her time is the fastest half marathon ever recorded on Mexican soil by a woman.

posted Sunday February 18th