Amy Cragg took almost a minute and a half off her half marathon personal best on Sunday, running 1:08:27 to finish second at the Marugame International Half Marathon in Japan. Olympic marathon silver medalist Eunice Kirwa of Bahrain won in 1:08:07.
Amy did a great job of pacing, hitting 10K in 32:21 and 20K in 64:56 (second 10K of 32:35).
Shalane Flanagan was also scheduled to run, but opted not to start the race. She’s been having lower back pain, which was made worse by the long flight to Japan.
The excellent blog Japan Running News has a full report on the race.