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Florence Kiplagat on her world record attempt: ‘Everything is possible’

16.6.2014 | 15:42

Foto: Pavel Lebeda (sport-pics.cz)

Press conference highlights – world record holder in the half marathon and two-time Berlin Marathon champion Florence Kiplagat.

On her world record attempts in the one-hour run and 20,000m:

50 laps - It’s a long way on the track [laughs]. I spent a long time running track so I know it’s not easy. So I just want to try my best tomorrow.

I always believe that everything I’m doing is the right thing. If I can run 42 kilometers fast, then why not 20 kilometers on the track? Everything is possible. Nothing is impossible.

The three most important factors for a world record: 

One: the spectators. Two: the weather. And three: my shape.

I want to ask the spectators to come and help. It’s a long way and I can’t do it on my own.

On the pace she’s planning to run:

I am going for a time of about 1:04:20, so roughly 77 seconds per lap. I will try my best.

What is the longest she’s ever run on the track?

The longest I’ve run on the track is 20 kilometers, nothing more [laughs].

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