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Keitany focuses on world record next year after ruling New York - 2 months ago, 9 Nov 00:57

By: William Njuguna

Four-time New York Marathon champion, Mary Keitany has set her sights on breaking the world record next year.

Speaking on arrival from the Big Apple yesterday, Keitany said if she was to receive an invite to run in Berlin next year, she would attempt to break the record of 2:15:25 set by Britain’s Paula Radcliffe in 2003. “I’m confident with the right conditions and with my current form, I can break the world record or improve on my personal best time,” added Keitany

Keitany’s personal best in the marathon is 2:17:01, which is also all-women’s world record, set in London last year. Keitany, who clocked 2:22:48 to win her fourth crown in New York, missed the course record by 17 seconds and believes that if the Ethiopian rivals had kept pace, she would have smashed the course record.

“I had no idea that I was 17 seconds outside the course record pace in ...
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