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Athletics:Kiplagat took command in IAAF Bronze Label Road Race last weekend.


Kiplagat Florence Kiplagat once again took the lead at the e Dreams Mitja Mrato,Barcelona in an IAAF Bronze Label Road Race last weekend.
Kiplagat ,28, took the command when she settled for a time of 1:09:19 four minutes more outside the half marathon world record of 1:05:09 she set in the same city.
As she had announced on her arrival in Barcelona on Thursday, Kiplagat was not in the same kind of form which led her to two world records on her previous two appearances in the Catalan city.
Kiplgat,however,said despite her making small adjustments to the course in the hope that she was going to be faster, a combination of the relatively poor weather conditions and her interrupted training in recent months led to her relatively modest time.
“As I had suggested, I’m short of fitness this year so another world record was not in my thoughts today,” said Kiplagat. “In addition, it was very windy so running fast was difficult”.
Kiplagat, the reigning Chicago Marathon champion, broke the half marathon world record by a significant margin at the Barcelona Half Marathon in February 2014, running 1:05:12 to erase Mary Keitany’s previous record mark by 38 seconds. ifficult.