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Emily Sisson broke Sara Hall‘s national half-marathon record with a one-hour, seven-minute, and 11-second performance in Indianapolis, Indiana.
That is a four-second improvement over Hall’s run in January at the Houston half-marathon.
Emily Sisson and Leonard Korir are CHAMPS! 🥇— USATF (@usatf) May 8, 2022
Sisson ran an *American record of 1:07:11 and Korir battled through the finish to win a tight race in 1:02:35 at the USATF Half Marathon Championships!
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Sisson led early, running a first 5K split of 15:54, which was on pace for the record. At 10K she alone in 31;57.
By 15K — with another sub-16 split — she was more than four minutes up on her nearest competitor.
Andrea Pomaranski, Allie Kieffer, and Tayler Tuttle competed for second and third place for most of the race. Pomaranski ended up taking second in the time of 73:12, while Keiffer rolled in four seconds back for third.
The 39-year-old Pomaranski owns a best of 1:13:15 from 2010. Keiffer, in Doha in 2018, ran 1:10:40. In Rome earlier this year she ran an illegal (not valid course) 69:17.
Sisson’s record is pending ratification.
Full results may be found here>>