Deena Kastor stated in an interview that her goal was to beat the time she ran in her first marathon in New York in 2001. At the time, her 2:26:59 was the fastest debut by an American woman. She hopes to run as fast as 2:25. Were she to do that, it would not only shatter Colleen de Reuck's U.S. master's record of 2:28:40, but she could possibly surpass Lyudmila Petrova's world record of 2:25:43, set in New York in 2008.
2004 Olympic Marathon Bronze medalist Deena Kastor had another career highlight yesterday when she broke the masters world record at the Philadelphia Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon. Her time of 1:09:36 beat Russia's Irina Permitina's 2008 record by 20 seconds.
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