Sunday, April 17, 2011

Mary Keitany wins women’s London Marathon

Mary Keitany lived up to the promise she had shown at the half-marathon distance and finally cracked the full 26.2-mile distance to win the women’s race in 2:19:19 at the Virgin London Marathon today.

In recent years Keitany has established herself as the world’s best half-marathon runner. She has four sub-67-minute clockings to her name and won the world half-marathon title in 2009. Earlier this year she shattered the world record with 65:50 in Ras Al Kaimah, underlining her dominance of the distance.