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Sinead Diver Clocks Fastest Ever W40 Half Marathon Time

Sinead Diver Clocks Fastest Ever W40 Half Marathon Time

Sinead Diver is at it again!

The Belmullet born runner continues to go from strength to strength in the half marathon game and this afternoon smashed her own World Record time, run by women over the age of 40.

Having moved to Australia in 2002, Diver only started running competitively for her adopted nation eight years ago, after the birth of her eldest son.

Crossing the line at today's Marugame International Half Marathon event in Tokyo, the Mayo woman was able to glance at an official time of 1:08:55, claiming third place in the process. That time was a full 25 seconds faster than her previous effort of 1:09:20.

Diver, who turns 42 on February 17th, has had a magnificent few months.

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She claimed the Melbourne Marathon title in October, as well as a $40,000 cheque, half of which was supplemented after she claimed the course record - running a fantastic 2:25:19.

She then claimed personal bests on the track, in December, running 15:23.65 in the 5000m and 31:50.98 in the 10,000m.

She may be running in the green and gold of, but we'll be claiming her, quite rightly, as our own. Thank you very much!

 

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