National Records by Boulder legends tested in weekend’s races

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Colleen De Reuck’s U.S. Half Marathon record falls while Steve Jones remains top British Marathoner.

Photo: Jane Monti

Deena Kastor sets a new U.S. Master’s Half Marathon record Photo: Jane Monti

Mo Farah 31, looked to break Steve Jone’s British marathon record of 2:07:13 in this weekend’s London Marathon, Farah’s debut.

Farah went with the second pace group and lost touch early on with the leaders and finished 8th overall in 2:08:21. Jones’s British record was set at the 1985 Chicago Marathon where he won, setting a new world record at the time.

“It was pretty tough. I’m quite disappointed but you try things and if they don’t work, at least you gave it a go. It was really just the pace – I should have gone with the front group. The pacemakers I had were slightly ahead of me but you learn – life goes on.” – Mo Farah


Deena Kastor 41, set a new U.S. Masters record of 1:11:38 while winning the 2014 More | Fitness Half Marathon in New York’s Central Park. Kastor broke the 2006 mark held by De Reuck of 1:11:50 by 12 seconds.


Both Jones and De Reuck are inductees of the Colorado Runner Hall of Fame which just inducted its most recent class last week.

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