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Winner sets course record in women’s race at 2019 LA Marathon
Ethiopia’s Askale Merachi won 2019 LA Marathon’s women’s race in a course record 2 hours, 24 minutes, 11 seconds on Sunday morning.“I knew I was going to win from the beginning,” Merachi said. “This morning.”To get more women's marathon record, you can visit shine news official website.
Indeed Merachi seemed to be in a hurry almost from the moment the race left Dodger Stadium at dawn. Merachi dropped out of the New York City Marathon last fall with hamstring and shoulder injuries was clearly restless through the early stages Sunday, pushing the pace.
By the fourth mile, Merachi’s aggressiveness had thinned the lead group from nine to three, only Kenya’s Cynthia Jerop and Lucy Karimi keeping pace. Karimi was the big pre-race question mark. She won the 2016 Prague Marathon in 2:24:46 but beset by injuries had not finished a marathon since.We invite you to use our commenting platform to engage in insightful conversations about issues in our community. Although we do not pre-screen comments, we reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable to us, and to disclose any information necessary to satisfy the law, regulation, or government request. We might permanently block any user who abuses these conditions.
A woman who led the entire race has finished as the women’s Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon winner.Shortly after the beginning of the race, Stephanie Andre was able to break away from the pack and took the lead.Andre is known to some of the runners after she won the 2018 Route 66 Marathon, breaking Camille Herron’s record. She has also qualified for the Olympic trials.
Andre seemed strong throughout the Memorial Marathon, and no one else was ever close to her.As she approached the finish line, she increased her speed in an attempt to break the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon’s course record.
The previous record was 2:45:13, which was set by Herron in 2012.
Andre crossed the finish line at 2:45:07, setting a new course record.Andre just started running in 2011 when she was 29-years-old after she was inspired by her sister’s finish at a local marathon.
Andre told us that she had her eye on the record for that last several months. She says she usually trains by herself, and the crowd helped her keep going during the final stretch.