National Records by Boulder legends tested in weekend’s races
Colleen De Reuck’s U.S. Half Marathon record falls while Steve Jones remains top British Marathoner.
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
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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.