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GNR: Jeptoo wins women’s race, but misses record

WOMEN'S WINNER ... Kenyan Priscah Jeptoo.

WOMEN'S WINNER ... Kenyan Priscah Jeptoo.

KENYAN runner Priscah Jeptoo today added the Great North Run women’s crown to her 2013 London Marathon win - but missed out on a course record.

The 29-year-old was already the third-best women’s half-marathon runner of all-time, with a best of 66 minutes and 11 seconds.

Today she registered an unconfirmed time of 1:05:44 - just four seconds short of the women’s record.

 

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