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25 April 2017, 11am

2:17:01 in London

Mary Keitany breaks “women-only” Marathon record

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Mary Keitany ran the second fastest ever women’s marathon time in the Virgin Money London Marathon on 23 April.

Her time of 2:17:01 is the fastest ever run in a women-only race, surpassing the 2:17:42 set by Paula Radcliffe in the 2005 London Marathon. The fastest ever Marathon time run by a woman is 2:15:25 by Paula Radcliffe in the 2003 London Marathon — a “mixed gender” race in which the women were paced by men.


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