01 January 2016, 8am
Florence Kiplagat (KEN) received the AIMS World Record Award in New Delhi (IND) on 27 November for her world record breaking run of 1:05:09 in the eDreams Mitja Marató de Barcelona on 15 February 2015.
Florence’s achievement was recognised by AIMS during a presentation prior to the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon made by AIMS General Secretary Hugh Jones and Vivek Singh, Joint Managing Director of Procam International, the promoters of the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon.
Kiplagat (28) broke her own world record that she had set at the same race one year earlier by 3 seconds. She received the AIMS World Record Award for the first time in October 2014.
Vivek Singh, Joint Managing Director of Procam International, the promoters of the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon said: “I am delighted that Florence’s second world record-breaking feat is being recognised by AIMS with this award. We are pleased to have Florence join us again this year and honoured to present our defending champion with this award at the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2015.”
AIMS General Secretary Hugh Jones commented: “AlI athletes all round the world will have been astonished by what Florence has achieved in improving the world half marathon record twice in succession and by an overall margin of 41 seconds.”